AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for June 28 to July 4, 2014

Western Showers on Saturday, Then Hot Next Week; Cooler By Independence Day

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

Saturday will be a showery day in western areas, as cool Pacific air continues to flow across the state. Central areas should escape much of the wet weather, although some clouds and breezes are a safe bet. Conditions will dry out significantly on Sunday, as summer slowly returns to Washington. Aside from a slight chance of showers in western and mountainous areas, most of the region can expect dry conditions. After a cool morning, partly to mostly sunny and slightly warmer weather is on tap for the afternoon.

The heat will arrive in earnest early next week, as 90s return to central Washington. There is even an outside chance of a hot location reaching the century mark around next Wednesday. Interior western areas will also see much warmer temperatures starting on Monday, although the heat may never be fully realized at the coast. The warmth should peak in western Washington around Tuesday, although areas east of the Cascades should continue to warm up and then level off for the mid to late week period. Western areas are likely to experience a cooling trend before Independence Day, although the degree of cooling for eastern Washington remains uncertain at this time.

Temperatures
  • Pleasant on Saturday, and slightly warmer on Sunday.
  • Becoming hot early next week, and then cooler later in the week.

Precipitation
  • Showers on Saturday in the west, with a chance of showers in eastern and north central areas.
  • Mainly dry in south central areas.
  • A slight chance of showers on Sunday morning in the west, otherwise mainly dry.
  • Mainly dry from late Sunday through the middle of next week.
  • A slight chance of showers later next week, but mainly dry overall.

Wind
  • Breezy this weekend, especially on Saturday.
  • Generally becoming light early next week.
  • Increasing again later next week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - July 5 to 11
  • 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 mid to upper 80s and lows in the 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. Breezy on Saturday, with a slight chance of showers.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s on Saturday, and upper 70s to mid 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 50s to around 60 on Saturday morning, and 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs warming into the 90s by mid week, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to 50s on Monday morning, and warming into the mid 50s to mid 60s by mid week, and possibly cooler later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low to mid 80s and lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of showers on Saturday. Mostly dry on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s on Saturday, and mid 70s to mid 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 50s to around 60 on Saturday morning, and 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs warming into the upper 80s to 90s by mid week, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the 50s on Monday morning, and warming into the mid 50s to mid 60s by mid week, and possibly cooler later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs around 80 and lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Weekend
  • A chance of showers on Saturday. Mostly dry on Sunday.
  • Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s on Saturday, and upper 60s to 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s on Saturday morning, and mid 40s to low 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs warming into the 80s to mid 90s by mid week, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to around 50 on Monday morning, and warming into the 50s by mid week, and possibly cooler later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low to mid 70s, except mid to upper 60s at the coast, and lows in the low to mid 50s.
Weekend
  • Showers on Saturday, and then mostly dry, with a slight chance of showers in the north on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 60s to around 70 on Saturday, and mid 60s to mid 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid to upper 50s on Saturday morning, and 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs warming into the mid 70s to 80s by Tuesday, and then much cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s on Monday morning, and warming into the mid to upper 50s by mid week, and then cooler later in the week.

The AgWeatherNet Team wishes you a happy and safe Independence Day Holiday!
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