AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for August 17 to August 23, 2013

Warm and Pleasant Through the Period

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

Generally uneventful conditions are expected for most of the period, with minimal rain chances and periodically breezy conditions. A very weak frontal passage may temper the heat in the east this weekend. However, as high pressure regains control, slight warming is expected early next week. Aside from morning low clouds in western areas, many parts of the state will be mainly sunny next week. High temperatures this weekend will be in the 70s to low 80s in the west, except mid 60s to low 70s at the coast, with lows in the upper 40s to 50s. In central areas, highs will be in the mid 80s to low 90s, with low temperatures in the mid 50s to mid 60s. In the east, highs will be in the 80s, with lows in the 50s.

Next week, eastern areas around Pullman and Spokane should experience highs in the 80s to around 90, with lows in the upper 40s to 50s. Central areas will climb into the mid 80s to mid 90s during the day, with low temperatures in the mid 50s to mid 60s. Interior western areas will see highs in the mid 70s to low 80s, and lows in the upper 40s to 50s.

Temperatures
  • Generally slightly above average, especially in the east.

Rainfall
  • Mostly dry in most areas.

Wind
  • Periodically breezy.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - August 24 to August 30
  • Overall, near to above average temperatures and near to 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 mid to upper 80s and lows in the mid 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to low 90s.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

North Central 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 mid 80s to low 90s.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low to mid 80s and lows in the low 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 80s.
  • Lows in the 50s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 80s around 90.
  • Lows in the 50s.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 70s (except around 70 at the coast) and lows in the 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 70s to low 80s, except mid to upper 60s at the coast.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to 50s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 70s to low 80s, except mid to upper 60s at the coast.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to 50s.

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