Current Outlook

9/13/2021 Wetting rain in the forecast for this weekend

“A generally dry start to the week is forecast with temperatures near average Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday night, a weakening cold begins to move through the state, bringing light rain to Western Washington, the Cascades, and Okanogan Highlands. These will generally taper off from west to east on Wednesday. Thursday, will be another dry day for most. The first strong cold front of the season is likely to begin impacting Washington Thursday night with rain spreading eastward through the day Friday...”

Recent Outlooks

9/7/2021 Temperatures moderating later this week but remaining dry for most

“Well above average temperatures are forecast for the next few days but the upper air pattern shifts to generate wind flow out of the west. This is forecast to bring temperatures down to below average for this time of year starting Friday in Western Washington and toward the end of the weekend in Eastern Washington. Conditions look mainly dry through the weekend, though a few isolated showers are possible Tuesday night and Thursday in the mountains and west of the Cascades. Otherwise, watch for g..”

8/30/2021 Generally dry and seasonably mild

“The first half of the week is forecast to be dominated by generally cool conditions. Some rain showers are possible in Western Washington Monday evening into Tuesday, but chances are low and precipitation values are forecast to be light. Gradual warming begins Thursday. Temperatures are forecast to peak around average for this time of year this weekend. A weak cold front may come through Sunday, bringing some rain chances to Western Washington and the mountains and providing a modest cool down f..”

8/23/2021 Dry and mild this week, possibly becoming warmer during the weekend

“Temperatures in Washington are forecast to remain generally below average for much of the work week as weak upper level troughs cross the region from the Northwest. The North Pacific (the source region for the incoming disturbances) is currently relatively dry and cool. There is a low chance of rain in the mountains and northwestern quarter of the state Thursday and Friday. While there is a certain level of uncertainty regarding the weekend, ensemble guidance leans toward temperatures warming to..”

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