AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for August 9 to August 15, 2014

Warming Again This Weekend; Briefly Cooler Around Wednesday

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

A rebounding ridge of high pressure will usher in another strong warming trend this weekend, as sunny and dry weather continues. The apex of this next heat wave will occur on Monday, with widespread upper 90s and 100s returning to areas east of the Cascades, and 90s even possible in interior western areas. As a weak system passes through the region on Tuesday, a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms will develop. Behind the trough, brief cooling is expected around the middle of next week. Alas, the heat looks to return at the end of the period, as central areas could again surge toward the century mark.

Temperatures
  • Warming through Monday.
  • Slightly cooler by Tuesday in the west, and Wednesday in the east.
  • Possibly warming again late next week.

Precipitation
  • Mainly dry statewide through the period.
  • A slight chance of thunderstorms early next week.

Wind
  • Mainly light throughout the period.
  • Possibly breezy around Tuesday or Wednesday.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - August 16 to August 22
  • 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 to around 90 and lows in the mid 50s to around 60.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 90s on Saturday, and mid 90s to low 100s 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 in the upper 90s to mid 100s early, and then 90s, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the 60s to low 70s.

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

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low to mid 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s on Saturday, and 90s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to 50s on Saturday morning, and 50s to low 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 90s to low 100s early, and then upper 80s to mid 90s, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 70s to around 80 and lows in the low to mid 50s.
Weekend
  • Areas of morning low clouds, otherwise mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s on Saturday, and 80s to low 90s on Sunday, except cooler at the coast.
  • Lows in the 50s on Saturday morning, and 50s to around 60 on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers around Tuesday.
  • Highs in the 80s to mid 90s on Monday, except possibly cooler at the coast.
  • Cooling into the mid 70s to mid 80s on Tuesday, and then warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the 50s to mid 60s.
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