AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for February 8 to 14, 2014

Wintery Precipitation Possible This Weekend; Remaining Active Next Week

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

The cold air will begin to erode this weekend, as Washington transitions into a more active and milder pattern. There will be a chance of wintery precipitation statewide, although southern areas are most likely to be appreciably impacted. Snow will quickly transition to a mix and then rain in western areas. The transition from snow to a mix will be slower in eastern areas. Luckily, the mountains will receive some much needed snow. Next week, temperatures should return to near or above average values, as a series of storms bring periodic rain to the lowlands and snow to the mountains.

Temperatures
  • Cold on Saturday, and milder on Sunday.
  • Notably milder next week.

Precipitation
  • Snow changing to rain in western areas this weekend.
  • A chance of snow developing in the east this weekend, and eventually changing to a mix.
  • Rain at times in the western lowlands next week. Snow or rain in the mountains.
  • Rain or a mix at times in the eastern lowlands next week.

Wind
  • Increasing this weekend.
  • Breezy to windy at times next week.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This weekend: High east of the Cascades. High west of the Cascades on Saturday, and moderate on Sunday.
  • Next week: Moderate in the east and low in the west.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - February 15 to 21
  • Overall, near to above average temperatures and near to above average precipitation 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 mid 40s and lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Weekend
  • A chance of snow, possibly changing to a mix or rain later on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 20s to low 30s on Saturday, and 30s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid single digits to mid teens on Saturday morning, and 20s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain at times and breezy.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Monday, and 40s later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s, and 30s later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 30s and lows in the low to mid 20s.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of snow.
  • Highs in the 20s on Saturday, and mid 20s to mid 30s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid single digits to mid teens on Saturday morning, and 20s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or snow at times and breezy.
  • Highs in the 30s on Monday, and mid 30s to mid 40s later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to low 30s, and upper 20s mid 30s later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs around 40 and lows in the upper 20s to around 30.
Weekend
  • Snow likely, especially in the south, and possibly changing to a mix or rain later on Sunday.
  • Highs in the 20s on Saturday, and upper 20s to mid 30s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid single digits to mid teens on Saturday morning, and 20s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain likely at times, along with a chance of snow.
  • Highs in the 30s on Monday, and upper 30s to mid 40s later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s, and upper 20s to 30s later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 40s to around 50 and lows in the mid to upper 30s.
Weekend
  • A chance of snow or rain on Saturday, especially in the south.
  • A chance of rain on Sunday.
  • Highs in the 30s to mid 40s on Saturday, and 40s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper teens to 20s on Saturday morning, and upper 20s to mid 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain at times.
  • Rain or snow in the mountains.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s.
  • Lows in the 30s to mid 40s.

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