AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for July 20 to July 26, 2013

Hot and Dry Through Mid Next Week; Slightly Cooler Later in the Week

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

Another hot and dry week is expected for the Northwest, as the persistent trend of uneventful summer weather continues. Although large temperature changes are not expected, there will be some slight weather variability from day to day. Hot weather on Saturday should cool slightly, especially in the west, on Sunday. Temperatures should warm again on Monday and Tuesday in the west, and Tuesday and Wednesday in the east, before cooling returns later next week. High temperatures this weekend will be in the mid 70s to mid 80s in the west, except mid 60s to low 70s at the coast, with lows in the 50s. In central areas, highs will be in the 90s to low 100s, with low temperatures in the mid 50s to mid 60s. In the east, highs will be in the upper 80s to mid 90s, with lows in the 50s.

Luckily, fairly dry air will allow for comfortable nights through much of the period, in spite of the sunny, hot days. As is often the case during the summer, the coast is the place to be next week, with temperate highs of around 70 degrees expected. In eastern areas around Pullman and Spokane, highs should be in the upper 80s to 90s early in the week, with lows in the 50s to around 60. Central areas will be in the 90s to low 100s, with low temperatures in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Interior western areas will climb into the mid 70s to 80s during the day, and drop to the 50s at night. Cooler weather should spread across the state later next week.

Temperatures
  • Above average, especially during the day.
  • Seasonal at the coast.

Rainfall
  • Mostly dry.

Wind
  • Mainly light.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - July 27 to August 2
  • Overall, near average temperatures and below average rainfall 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 upper 80s to low 90s and lows in the mid 50s to around 60.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the mid 90s to low 100s on Saturday, and mid to upper 90s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Next Week
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the mid to upper 90s on Monday, and mid 90s to low 100s on Tuesday and Wednesday, and cooling later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s early, and cooling later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 50s to around 60.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 90s to low 100s on Saturday, and 90s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 90s on Monday, and 90s to low 100s on Tuesday and Wednesday, and cooling later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s early, and cooling later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the low to mid 90s on Saturday, and upper 80s to mid 90s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 50s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s on Monday, and 90s on Tuesday and Wednesday, and cooling later in the week.
  • Lows in the 50s to low 60s early, and cooling later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 70s (except around 70 at the coast) and lows in the 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s on Saturday, mid 70s to low 80s on Sunday, except cooler at the coast.
  • Lows in the 50s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 70s to 80s early, except mid 60s to mid 70s at the coast, and cooling everywhere later in the week.
  • Lows in the 50s to low 60s early, and cooling later in the week.

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