AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for April 12 to April 18, 2014

Mainly Dry This Weekend; Becoming Slightly Unsettled Next Week

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

The recent string of pleasant weather should continue this weekend, as dry and mild conditions linger through Monday. The weather regime will become more unsettled around next Tuesday, as weak weather systems begin to push through Washington. However, next week will certainly not be a washout, as many areas should be dry for much of the time. The main impact of the upcoming pattern shift will be an increase in clouds and breezes, along with periodic showers in the west. Later next week, a deeper trough may become established in the Pacific, which would allow for a mild southwesterly air flow to affect the state. The question would be whether the wet Pacific jet would be close enough to cause active weather across all of Washington.

Temperatures
  • Generally above average.
  • Mild this weekend.
  • Very warm on Monday, except at the coast, and then cooling from west to east from Monday to early Wednesday.
  • Possibly warmer again later next week.

Precipitation
  • Mainly dry through Monday.
  • A chance of rain or showers by Monday night in the west.
  • Rain or showers possible at times next week, especially in the west.
  • Mainly dry for much of the week, especially in the east.

Wind
  • Breezy at times.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This weekend: Moderate on Sunday morning, and low on Saturday morning.
  • Next week: Low to moderate.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - April 19 to 25
  • Overall, 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 60s and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry and breezy.
  • Highs in the 60s to low 70s.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers later in the week.
  • Highs in the 70s on Monday, and cooler by mid week.
  • Lows in the 30s to mid 40s on Monday morning, and then mid 30s to mid 40s.

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

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

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 50s to low 60s and lows in the low 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s on Saturday, and 60s to mid 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry on Monday. A chance of rain at times beginning on Tuesday.
  • Highs in the 60s to mid 70s on Monday, except mid to upper 50s at the coast.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s for the rest of the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to low 40s on Monday morning, and then upper 30s to mid 40s.

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