I am friends with a lot of folks in the Tri-Cities who have siblings or kids in marching band. This weekend, they will be traveling over to the west side of the mountains to participate in a parade and competition in Auburn. As the weather here outside Reno is fairly chill, and this is the largest marching band competition in the state of Washington, I decided to write about the weather over there instead.
Crossing the Pass
There is a chance of snow showers today, but little in the way of accumulation is expected. The NWS Seattle has the high as 36, NWS Pendleton has it as 40 and Weather Underground lists it as 34. The HRRR model has freezing levels remaining above pass level well into the night tonight.
Rain is expected at pass level Sunday as an incoming low-pressure system brings in southerly winds and warmer temperatures. Temperatures will continue to be above freezing overnight Sunday, allowing the precipitation to fall as rain at pass level, keeping travel across the pass from being a monumental task.
Get the latest conditions on Snoqualmie Pass by going to WSDOT’s website.
Veterans Day in Auburn will start off in true western Washington fashion with mostly cloudy skies. There is a chance of showers that begins in the late-afternoon and increases into the overnight hours. The parade should be mostly dry, with some drizzle possible or light rain showers during the competition.
During the parade, temperatures will be near 50 degrees, with a high that day in the mid-50s. Winds are expected to be light, around 5-10 mph.
In the Tri-Cities
If you’re a parent staying back in the Tri-Cities, there is a chance of rain showers today and tonight, with mostly cloudy skies for the rest of the weekend. Veterans Day is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high around 50 and very little breeze. Sunday will also be mostly cloudy with a high in the lower-50s.
Monday is when things will become more interesting. That low-pressure system expected to bring rain to Snoqualmie Pass Sunday will make it over the pass to bring rain to the Mid-Columbia on Monday.
Happy Veterans Day to all who have served in the military. We appreciate your sacrifice! If you are interested in attending the Veterans Day Parade in Auburn, details can be found here. If you want more information about the competition, head over to this website.