AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for March 30 to April 5, 2013

Very Warm This Weekend; Remaining Warm and Mostly Dry in the East Next Week

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

The warmest weather of the year will occur this weekend, with widespread 60s and 70s and sunny skies across the state. Next week will remain mostly dry and warm, although areas west of the Cascades will become slightly cooler but still above average. The frost risk will be minimal for most of the outlook period. Overall, the warmth will peak this weekend in western areas, and late this weekend into next week east of the Cascades. Highs next week will fall into the mid 50s to mid 60s in western Washington, although areas east of the Cascades will remain in the 60s and 70s, with some sunshine and pleasant weather. A chance of rain will return to western Washington later next week, as some clouds move into eastern areas. Overall, high temperatures may drop later next week, while low temperatures remain steady or even increase.

Temperatures
  • Well above average this weekend.
  • Generally warm next week.
  • Slight cooling in western Washington next week, but remaining above average.
  • Continued well above average east of the Cascades.

Rainfall
  • Mostly dry through mid next week.
  • A chance of rain or showers late in the period in western areas, with a slight chance in eastern areas.

Wind
  • Generally light to occasionally moderate through early next week.
  • Increased wind later next week.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This weekend: Low risk.
  • Next week: Low risk.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - April 6 to April 12
  • A storm may pass through Washington next weekend, bringing rain and breezy conditions. Overall, above average temperatures and near average precipitation are expected during the 8 to 14 day period.

Important Points about Next Week's Weather

South Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low to mid 60s and lows in the mid 30s to around 40.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the mid 60s to low 70s on Saturday, and upper 60s to mid 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the low to mid 70s early, and then possibly cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 50s to low 60s and lows in the mid to upper 30s.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the mid to upper 60s on Saturday, and upper 60s to mid 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s early, and then possibly cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 50s and lows in the mid to upper 30s.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the low to mid 60s on Saturday, and mid to upper 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry early.
  • A slight chance of rain or showers later in the week.
  • Highs in the mid to upper 60s early, and then cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the low to mid 40s.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 50s to around 60 and lows around 40.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the 60s to low 70s on Saturday, and warmest in the south.
  • Warmer on Sunday, except southern areas and at the coast, with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry early.
  • A chance of rain or showers later in the week.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s early, and then cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the 40s.

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