The weather is warming for the region. Meteorologist Dennis Hull says a ridge of high pressure is going to push daytime high temperatures to near normal for the first time since very early in February.
“Couple this daytime warmth with mostly sunny skies and nighttime temperatures slightly above freezing, and we set the stage to finally get rid of the low-elevation snowpack,” Hull said.
Hull warns that the sunny skies are not predicted for long.
“Toward the mid- to latter-part of next week, it does look like the weather pattern could become more active again,” he said.
AccuWeather’s extended forecast for the lower Columbia Basin does call for more precipitation late next week. However, it appears that temperatures will be well above freezing.