Current Outlook

2/21/2020 A stormy weekend followed by a drying trend with seasonal temperatures

“After a rather uneventful week, an unsettled pattern returns to Washington this weekend. The first sign of the pattern change will be high clouds overspreading the state on Friday...”

Recent Outlooks

2/14/2020 A showery weekend followed by a dry trend with temps remaining near average.

“A bit of unsettled weather appears to be in store for much of the weekend. Showers look to be mostly scattered and light except in western Washington where a steadier rain will fall on Saturday...”

2/11/2020 Early cherry awakening and a broad weather outlook through mid-March

“As touched upon in Friday morning's outlook, the beginning of the week thus far has been dry statewide with sunny to partly sunny skies prevailing due to a large high pressure system residing off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. However, as mentioned Friday, there looks to be a return of some showers before week's end. It appears that a few rain showers will begin filling into the west side of the state Tuesday afternoon with mountain snow showers expected as well...”

2/6/2020 Pleasant second half of the weekend statewide and a fairly mundane week ahead.

“Some sunny skies and a week of relatively little precipitation looks to be in store for Washington State this coming period. On the heels of the ongoing storm system, a more modest surface cyclone looks to impact the southern coast of British Columbia and bring with it rain and snow showers for many parts of the state from late Friday through Saturday...”

1/31/2020 Cooler air and a dry/clear period sandwiched between widespread precipitation

“The state of Washington is slated to see a wet Friday evening and Saturday with fairly widespread precipitation expected due in part to a strong atmospheric river following along a baroclinic boundary into the Pacific Northwest. Much of this precipitation looks to be in the form of rain (heavy at times in western Washington) aside from some of the higher ranges through the Cascades...”

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