Briana Bermensolo

Chief Meteorologist

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Briana Bermensolo returns home to the Northwest to join the KAPP/KVEW team in August of 2021 as the Chief Meteorologist.

Briana brings 15 years of experience in local news. Before coming to KAPP/KVEW, she worked as a meteorologist for WRC-TV in Washington, DC as well as WRC’s radio partner, WTOP. She moved to the East Coast for the first time in 2018, after spending 5 years as a meteorologist for KREM in Spokane. The Seattle/Boise native was also a weather anchor in Salinas, CA after anchoring and reporting in Casper, WY, and interning in Orange, CA and Boise, ID. She has family all over the Northwest, including in the Tri-Cities, and is very excited to be back home.

When not tracking the next big storm, Briana loves spending time with her husband, two children and two pups.

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COLD SNAP: Prepare for dangerously colder temperatures across the Mid-Columbia early this week-Briana

An arctic air mass is bringing temperatures in the teens and 20s to the Tri-Cities, Yakima today.

Off-and-on valley rain/mountain snow chances over the holiday travel week

Quiet Tuesday afternoon before more mountain snow moves in tonight.

Plan on slippery conditions for the morning commute across Eastern WA, OR

1-4" of snow accumulation is possible Monday morning, with freezing rain potential late this morning and early afternoon.

WEEKEND TRAVEL: Mountain snow and valley showers on the way, high winds

Wind gusts will range from 25-45MPH late Friday through Saturday.

Weekend Forecast: Valley Showers, More Mountain Snow and High Winds Across Mid-Columbia -Briana

I-90, Snoqualmie Pass re-open from Thursday morning spinouts; chains required on roadway

After multiple pass closures yesterday over the Cascades, more snow is expected in the higher terrain.

A colder, partly sunny and mostly dry day across the Mid-Columbia. -Briana

UPDATE: I-90 re-opens from spinouts as snow blankets mountain passes in Washington and Oregon

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 10am Thursday for the Cascades, 6-18" of new snow possible.

Breezy across the Mid-Columbia today, mountain rain and snow likely -Briana

Winds will gust out of the southwest from 25-35MPH in the Tri-Cities and Yakima.

Sunshine returns to the Tri-Cities, mountain snow will continue off-and-on this week -Briana

Monday brings new mountain snow, dusting possible for Yakima Valley and Tri-Cities

The Cascades and the Blues will pick up 2-6" inches of new snow today.

Weekend Snow: Winter driving conditions over Washington, Oregon mountains

By Sunday morning, Snoqualmie Pass may receive 8-12" total, White Pass 4-6", and 3-4" over the Blue and Wallowa Mountains.

Weekend Forecast: Mountain snow on the way, heaviest over the Cascades

Most of Washington and Oregon's precipitation tonight through early Sunday will stay confined to the mountains.

After record-breaking temperatures Wednesday, Thursday brings cooler and mild conditions -Briana

Off-and-on showers, with mid temperatures for the holiday weekend -Briana

Cold to start, very mild travel conditions this Wednesday afternoon

Planning to hit the roads today? Drying conditions should help after yesterday's mountain snow and valley rain!

Snow, spinouts, crashes close I-90 Snoqualmie Pass, I-84 and OR 204

Vehicle break-ins on the rise at Badger Mountain and Candy Mountain trailhead parking lots, per officials

Benton County officials say car windows are being broken at the trailhead parking lots.

TRAVEL ALERT: Rain and mountain snow Tuesday morning for Washington, Oregon

The Cascades and the Blues will pick up 4-10 inches of new snow overnight Monday through Tuesday evening.

WEATHER ALERT: Watch for patchy to dense freezing fog across Mid-Columbia

Visibility may be reduced to 1/4 mile or less because of freezing fog. Hazardous driving conditions are expected due to low visibility and potential frost on bridges.

Friday morning brings rain and mountain snow before drying conditions this weekend -Briana

Precipitation is expected to continue throughout the morning and early afternoon hours across the Mid-Columbia.

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Wet weather throughout Washington and Oregon Friday morning

Give yourself extra time on the morning commute! Soggy weather will impact travel conditions throughout the early morning hours.

WEATHER ALERT: Rain & mountain snow later today through Friday morning! -Briana

Longest partial lunar eclipse in more than 500 years happening this week

Clouds may block the viewing of expected partial lunar eclipse early Friday morning across Eastern Washington and Oregon.

Frost on your lawns and windshields before sunny, cool and dry conditions Wednesday afternoon -Briana

Weather Alert: Peak gusts of 50-55MPH are possible across the Mid Columbia today

Wind gusts will range from 30-55MPH across Eastern Washington and Oregon Monday afternoon, with higher gusts possible in the higher terrain and along the western coastline.

WIND ADVISORY: Scattered showers, high winds this afternoon -Briana

Wind gusts will range from 35-55MPH across Eastern Washington and Oregon Monday afternoon, with higher gusts possible in the higher terrain and along the western coastline.

After record-setting rain Thursday, downpours continue to drench Tri-Cities, Yakima Friday

Flood watches and warnings issued to the west, with more rain on the way for the Mid-Columbia.

The rain continues! Wet weather Friday before drying conditions this weekend -Briana

‘Pineapple Express’ sends more moisture barrelling towards the Northwest

Another atmospheric river will deliver more rain, mountain snow and winds to Washington and Oregon starting today and tomorrow.

Wet weather for Thursday and Friday before drying conditions take place for the weekend -Briana

Partly sunny skies and calming winds today before more rain moves in Thursday -Briana

High winds, mountain snow and steady rain in Tuesday morning’s forecast

WEATHER ALERT: High winds, blowing mountain snow and steady rain across the Northwest this morning

A High Wind Warning in place for the Blues until 10am Tuesday, with gusts recorded at 65-70MPH this morning.

A fairly calm Monday forecast before rain and high winds return Tuesday -Briana

Winds will pickup overnight across southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon.

Off and on shower chances for the Friday lunch-time hours -Briana

Weather Alert: Rain and high winds across the Columbia Basin Thursday -Briana

Traffic Alert: Wednesday morning’s fog forces closure of I-84 near Pendleton

Oregon Department of Transportation reports I-84 West Bound is closed between Exit 265 (La Grande) and Exit 216 (6 miles east of Pendleton) due to a crash near milepost 220.

WEATHER ALERT: Wind and rain will impact the Northwest today, advisories and warnings in place

Wind gusts will range from 30-50MPH across Eastern Washington and Oregon Thur. afternoon, with higher gusts possible in the higher terrain and along the western coastline.

Morning fog and drizzle Wednesday ahead of steady rain and strong winds Thursday -Briana