AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for April 5 to April 11, 2014

Unsettled This Weekend; Much Warmer Early Next Week

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

An early taste of summer will arrive next week, as Washington is set to experience temperatures not seen since last September. Much of the state should be in the 70s by Tuesday, with the warmer areas possibly reaching into the 80s under mostly sunny skies. In the meantime, highs will only be in the 60s and 50s on Saturday, as rain is expected in western Washington. Sunday will be the transition day, before warming begins in earnest on Monday.

Later next week, the weather is somewhat in question. It appears that a weak front will cross the region on Wednesday, bringing breezy and cooler conditions to the region, along with the potential for light rain in western areas. Although the weather could be slightly more unsettled after mid week, above average temperatures and relatively dry weather should continue. Overall, the heat should peak around Monday or Tuesday in the west, but not until Tuesday or even Wednesday in eastern areas.

Temperatures
  • Slightly above average on Saturday, and warming on Sunday.
  • Very warm early next week.
  • Cooling from west to east around mid week.

Precipitation
  • Rain in the west on Saturday.
  • Mainly dry from later on Sunday until at least Tuesday.
  • Rain or showers possible in the west later next week.

Wind
  • Breezy at times this weekend.
  • Calmer early next week.
  • Becoming breezy by mid next week.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This weekend: Low to moderate.
  • Next week: Low through mid week, and becoming moderate in the east later next week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - April 12 to 18
  • Overall, above average temperatures and below 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 low to mid 60s and lows in the mid 30s to around 40.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers on Saturday.
  • Highs in the 60s on Saturday, and mid 60s to mid 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to low 40s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs warming into the mid 70s to low 80s by Tuesday, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows warming into the 40s to low 50s by mid week, and cooler later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid to upper 30s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A chance of showers.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s on Saturday, and mid to upper 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid to upper 30s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers later in the week.
  • Highs warming into the mid to upper 70s by Tuesday, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows warming into the 40s to around 50 by mid week, and cooler later in the week.

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
  • A chance of showers later on Saturday.
  • Highs in the 50s on Saturday, and mid 50s to mid 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid to upper 30s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry early. A slight chance of showers later in the week.
  • Highs in the 60s on Monday, and then upper 60s to mid 70s, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows warming into the 40s by mid week, and cooler later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 50s to around 60 and lows in the low 40s.
Weekend
  • Rain likely on Saturday, with a chance of rain on Sunday.
  • Highs in the 50s on Saturday, and mid 50s to mid 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s on Saturday morning, and 40s to low 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry early. A chance of rain or showers by mid week, especially in the north.
  • Highs in the 60s and 70s early, and cooler by mid week.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s, and cooler later in the week.

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