AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for January 7 to January 13, 2012

Unseasonably Dry and Mild Weather to Continue For At Least the Next Week

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

A ridge of high pressure will rebuild over the Pacific Northwest this weekend, and will continue to dominate the weather through at least next week. As has been the trend for the past month or more, dry and calm weather will prevail with unseasonable warmth in the mountains. Aside from a weak weather system passing through the ridge on Monday, which should provide just enough mixing to warm the surface temperatures to well above normal readings, there will be no significant weather concerns during this week. The warmest temperatures will occur on Sunday and Monday in western Washington, and on Monday and Tuesday in central Washington.

Important Points about Next Week's Weather

South Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of year would be highs in the upper 30s and lows in the 20s.
Weekend
  • Partly to mostly sunny and dry. Generally light winds.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to upper 40s, and lows in the 20s to around 30.
Next Week
  • Partly to mostly sunny and dry. Mild on Monday and cooling by mid week.
  • Highs in the 40s to mid 50s, and lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of year would be highs in the low to mid 30s and lows in the low 20s.
Weekend
  • Partly to mostly sunny and dry. Generally light winds.
  • Highs in the 30s to low 40s, and lows in the upper teens to 20s.
Next Week
  • Partly to mostly sunny and dry. Mild on Monday and cooling by mid week.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s, and lows in the 20s.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of year would be highs in the mid to upper 30s and lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Weekend
  • Partly sunny and dry. Milder on Sunday.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to upper 40s, and lows from 25 to 30.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of rain on Monday night and mild, then mostly dry and cooler.
  • Highs in the 40s, and lows from 25 to 35.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of year would be highs in the 40s and lows in the 30s.
Weekend
  • Partly sunny and dry. Milder on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s, and lows in the upper 20s to 30s.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain on Monday and mild, then mostly dry and cooler by Tuesday.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s, and lows in the upper 20s to 30s.

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