The final week of summer has felt more like fall for much of the Inland Northwest with cooler, wet weather dropping into the area. However, the amount of rain you’ve received really depends how far north you are. Dennis Hull with the National Weather Service said much of the rain has been concentrated to the along the Washington/Oregon boarder, and lightens as you move north.
“The upper level low that’s dropping south and southeast out the Gulf of Alaska and western Canada, it’s picking up moisture coming off the Pacific and that jet stream on the southern portion of that the upper level low is favoring the southern portion of the Columbia Basin, not necessiarly the northern or central portions.”
He told the Washington Ag Network that by late Wednesday, the Tri-Cities could see an additional ½” of rain, while Othello will receive roughly ¼” and the Wenatchee area will get less than ¼”. Hull said while temperatures will remain cool in the coming days, rain showers will roll out of the area. He added a ridge of high pressure will push many of these rain making systems out of the area until mid-October.
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