Hey guys! Let’s go on out to Washington for a forecast to get the week started.
At 955PM, PT, Wenatchee was reporting a temperature of 29 with overcast skies. They found themselves between two lingering areas of precipitation, with snow falling heavily in the Cascades, and a bit lighter to the east in the Valleys of eastern Washington. A boundary was a bit more virulent than the typical discharge of energy from a strong Gulf of Alaska low, but as with most features becoming dissociated from the primary area of low pressure, it is diminishing rapidly.
The low is not getting any weaker, however, and it will rotate from the Alaska Peninsula east towards the Kenai, while a heavy slug of moisture slides down the Alaska Panhandle towards the British Columbian coast and eventually to Washington before noon on Tuesday. A sharp upper level trough will aid in the maintenance of the moisture as it slams into eastern Washington. More snow is possible through the afternoon with the arrival of this moisture in Wenatchee.
Tomorrow – A few flurries early, High 39, Low 26
Tuesday – Afternoon rain and snow, High 35, Low 29
TWC: Tomorrow – Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 37, Low 20
Tuesday – Rain and snow in the morning turning to rain in the afternoon. High 35, Low 30
AW: Tomorrow – Mainly cloudy High 36, Low 28
Tuesday – Considerable cloudiness, a bit of snow, accumulating a coating to an inch High 36, Low 29
NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny (early mix), High 40, Low 30
Tuesday – Snow before 11am, then rain and snow between 11am and noon, then rain after noon. High 39, Low 31
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 37, Low 32
Tuesday – Snow likely. Light snow accumulation, High 36, Low 32
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy (early snow) High 40, Low 30
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with light wintry mix, High 39, Low 31
FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy until morning. High 42, Low 30
Tuesday – Snow (< 1 in.) in the morning. High 41, Low 31
I’m running on the cool side, which points more towards model guidance. We’ll see if that pays dividends. IT would certainly mean more snow. Here is the radar, with only the flurries from Ephrata eastwards really showing up.