Our coldest and windiest weather in a month is about to move in for the next few days. Forget about any rain, it looks like modified arctic air is now spilling into Western and Eastern Washington from the north. It’s most noticeable with the dewpoint and wind both in NW Washington and then surging down through the Columbia Basin of Eastern Washington. East wind should start blowing through the Gorge this afternoon and will rage for at least 3-4 days. It might even be as strong as it was during the ice storm event about 3 weeks ago.
Especially for those of you on the east side of the Metro area; get ready for some very cold and windy weather. The bonus is that most of this week will be sunny and bright!
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen