The western US tends to get left behind in the weather coverage, unless it’s fire season. That has changed in the past couple of weeks, with the so called atmospheric river emptying on the Pacific Northwest. Are more headlines in the future?
At 706PM, PT, Kennewick was reporting mostly cloudy skies with a temperature of 33 degrees. The overcast was thanks to a bit of upslope on the eastern exposure of the Cascades, with flow being drawn northward towards the latest system which has arrived over British Columbia. The Pacific Northwest is in the warm sector of this feature, and if the clouds erode early tomorrow, things should warm up decently tomorrow in Kennewick.
The low will move northward, and delay the arrival of the associated cold front. Kennewick may be cloudy tomorrow morning, but ultimately it will be dry tomorrow. The front will arrive Monday evening on the coast, but moisture will fail to traverse the Cascades. There will be a warm up ahead of the arrival, even without any frontal passage, at least not until Tuesday.
Tomorrow – Cloudy early, becoming sunnier, High 40, Low 30
Monday – Sunnier and a bit warmer, High 43, Low 28
TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy skies. High 41, Low 29
Monday – Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 45, Low 29
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 38, Low 28
Monday – Partly sunny; quiet weather for early holiday travelers High 42, Low 28
NWS: Tomorrow – Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy High 40, Low 30
Monday – Patchy fog before 10am. Patchy freezing fog before 7am High 42, Low 29
WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny. Areas of freezing fog and patchy fog in the morning, High 39, Low 30
Monday – Partly sunny, areas of fog and patchy freezing fog, High 42, Low 29
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 40, Low 30
Monday – Partly cloudy, High 42, Low 29
FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 41, Low 31
Monday – Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 44, Low 28
Between kids that don’t want to sleep tonight and just general attenton span issues, it took 4 hours to write this bad boy. Yikes. Here is the imagery of the region. Look at how narrow the patch of clouds is in south central Washington, just enough to mess with Kennewick.