AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for November 11 to November 18, 2011

Significant Snow Likely in Cascades Beginning This Weekend

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357
Gerrit Hoogenboom, Director, 509-786-9371

The weather pattern will change again this weekend as a sharp Pacific cold front moves through western Washington on Friday, ushering in an unsettled period for the Northwest. A strong west to northwest air flow will mean that temperatures generally will be near normal, with periodic clouds and wind in central Washington and a chance of rain or snow in eastern Washington. There will be rain at times and breezy conditions in western Washington, and accumulating snow in the passes through early next week.

Important Points about Next Week's Weather

South Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of year would be highs in the upper 40s to around 50 and lows in the low 30s to around 30.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of rain but generally dry, clouds and breezes at times, highs in the upper 40s to around 50 and lows in the upper 20s to low 30s in the Yakima area, and highs in the low to mid 50s and lows in the 30s in the Tri-Cities area.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of rain, clouds and breezes at times, highs in the upper 40s to around 50 and lows in the upper 20s to low 30s in the Yakima area, and highs in the low to mid 50s and lows in the 30s in the Tri-Cities area.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of year would be highs in the mid 40s and lows around 30.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of rain with highs in the 40s and lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s in the Wenatchee area, and a slight chance of rain or snow in the Omak area with highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s and lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of rain with highs in the 40s and lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s in the Wenatchee area, and a slight chance of rain or snow in the Omak area with highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s and lows in the mid to upper 20s.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of year would be highs in the mid 40s and lows around 30.
  • Rain is likely later Friday with rain or snow Friday evening and again Saturday evening and night.
Weekend
  • A chance of rain or snow, with highs 40 to 45 and lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or snow, with highs in the low to mid 40s and lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of year would be highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s.
Weekend
  • Rain likely and windy Friday with a break Friday night and rain likely again Saturday.
  • Showers possible at nearly anytime.
  • Highs in the low 50s in the south and at the coast and 45 to 50 in the north, with lows in the low 40s in the south and at the coast and upper 30s to low 40s in the north.
Next Week
  • Showers at times with highs in the low 50s in the south and at the coast and 45 to 50 in the north, with lows in the low 40s in the south and at the coast and upper 30s to low 40s in the north.
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