AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for September 27 to October 3, 2014

Pleasant This Weekend; Briefly Cooler Next Week

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

Mainly dry and pleasant conditions are expected this weekend. However, a disturbance embedded within a northwesterly air flow will pass through Washington on Monday night into Tuesday morning, and should lead to increased rain chances for western Washington, and breezy and cooler conditions east of the Cascades. As a ridge of high pressure builds into the region, generally calmer weather and warming days are likely later next week, although lengthening nights and dry air could allow for crisp mornings as we welcome the month of October. It is possible that clouds and even some rain could clip northwestern parts of Washington as frontal systems pass by to our north late in period. However, most of the state will remain dry during this time interval.

Temperatures
  • Mild days this weekend.
  • Cooling days early next week, and then warming later in the week.
  • Cooling nights early next week.

Precipitation
  • Mainly dry through Sunday.
  • A chance of rain in western areas starting on Sunday night and continuing into early next week.
  • A slight chance of rain early next week in eastern border areas.
  • Drier later in the week, with a slight chance of rain in northwestern areas.

Wind
  • Mainly light through early Monday.
  • Becoming breezy next week, and then calmer later in the week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - October 4 to October 10
  • 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 70s and lows in the low to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the mid to upper 70s on Saturday, and upper 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and mid 40s to mid 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. Breezy early in the week.
  • Highs in the mid to upper 70s on Monday, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s early, and then cooler later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low 70s and lows in the low to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the 70s on Saturday, and mid to upper 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and mid 40s to mid 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain early in the week.
  • Highs in the 70s on Monday, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s early, and then cooler later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs around 70 and lows in the low to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • Partly sunny.
  • Highs in the low to mid 70s on Saturday, and mid to upper 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid to upper 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 40s to around 50 on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of showers early in the week, but mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 70s on Monday, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s early, and then cooler later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 60s to low 70s and lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s on Saturday, and upper 60s to mid 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
  • A chance of rain early in the week.
  • Mainly dry, with a slight chance of rain in the north later in the week.
  • Highs in the 60s, and then warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s early, and then cooler, and possibly warmer later in the week.
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