AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for October 12 to 18, 2013

Cool and Unsettled on Saturday; Mostly Sunny and Warmer Next Week

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

A weak disturbance dropping down from the north will cross Washington on Saturday, yielding clouds, breezes, and a chance of showers. Drier weather will return on Sunday when high pressure builds into the area.

Next week, calm and dry weather will dominate under the influence of a ridge of high pressure. However, nights will be stable and cool despite the sunny and warmer days. Morning low clouds and fog are possible, especially in western areas. The mountains will remain above any inversion layers, such that sunny and much warmer days are likely in the high country next week.

Temperatures
  • Cool during the day on Saturday, and slightly warmer on Sunday.
  • Warmer next week, except cool at night.

Rainfall
  • A chance of showers on Saturday.
  • Mostly dry Sunday through next week.

Wind
  • Locally breezy on Saturday.
  • Generally light northerly breezes from Sunday into next week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - October 19 to October 25
  • Overall, above average temperatures and below average rainfall are expected during the 8 to 14 day time frame.

Important Points about Next Week's Weather

South Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 60s to low 70s and lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of showers on Saturday, and mostly sunny on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Saturday, and low to mid 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 60s and lows in the low 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers on Saturday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to around 60 on Saturday, and upper 50s to mid 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the 60s.
  • Lows in the 30s to mid 40s.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 60s and lows around 40.
Weekend
  • A chance of showers on Saturday, and mostly sunny on Sunday.
  • Highs in the 50s on Saturday, and mid 50s to low 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to low 40s on Saturday morning, and mid to upper 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.
Weekend
  • A chance of showers on Saturday, and mostly sunny on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid to upper 50s on Saturday, and upper 50s to mid 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly sunny, with night/morning low clouds and fog possible.
  • Highs in the 60s to low 70s.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

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