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

Warm This Weekend; Hot Again Next Week

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

Although most of the state will be sunny and warm this weekend, a very weak front clipping northwestern Washington could bring some light showers to the north coast. The main impact of the largely inconsequential weather system should be to increase the onshore flow and moderate the temperatures in western areas. As a dry ridge of high pressure reasserts itself, much of Washington can expect a warming trend into the middle of next week. With the exception of some periodic night/morning marine clouds at the coast, mainly sunny and hot conditions are likely in most areas next week. The heat should peak in central and eastern regions around mid week, before leveling off. Western Washington temperatures should achieve their apex early in the week, with some cooling expected after mid week. All in all, the upcoming period looks to be a fairly typical summer week, albeit even warmer than normal overall.

Temperatures
  • Warming from Saturday through early next week.
  • Possibly cooling, especially in the west, later next week.

Precipitation
  • A chance of showers this weekend in northwestern areas of Washington.
  • Mainly dry elsewhere.
  • Mainly dry statewide next week.

Wind
  • Breezy at times this weekend.
  • Possibly breezy at times next week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - July 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 upper 80s and lows in the 50s to around 60.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the low to mid 90s on Saturday, and mid to upper 90s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Saturday morning, and upper 50s to mid 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs warming into the mid 90s to mid 100s by mid week.
  • Lows warming into the 60s to around 70 by mid week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s on Saturday, and 90s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Saturday morning, and upper 50s to 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs warming into the mid 90s to low 100s by mid week.
  • Lows warming into the 60s to low 70s by mid week.

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

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 70s, except upper 60s at the coast, and lows in the low to mid 50s.
Weekend
  • A chance of showers in northwestern areas, otherwise morning clouds and afternoon sunshine.
  • Highs in the 70s to mid 80s on Saturday, and 70s to 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 50s on Saturday morning, and mid 50s to low 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 80s to low 90s early, except cooler at the coast.
  • Becoming cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s early, and then possibly cooler later in the week.

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