AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for October 4 to October 10, 2014

Warm and Mainly Dry For Much of the Period

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

Late summer-like conditions are expected for much of the outlook period, as a ridge of high pressure assumes residence over the Northwest. Aside from some clouds, and perhaps some light rain clipping the north coast at times, mainly sunny and benign weather is likely through at least early next week. Temperatures in the east should peak around Monday, when many areas could reach into the low 80s. Later in the period, a very weak system may pass through Washington, although its effects should be minimal. Despite a degree of cooling around the middle of next week, temperatures should remain above normal for the near future.

Temperatures
  • Warming this weekend.
  • Quite warm early next week.
  • Slight cooling around the middle of next week.
  • Possibly warmer in the day by Friday.

Precipitation
  • Mainly dry for most areas for the entire period.
  • A slight chance of rain in northwestern areas on Saturday.
  • A slight chance of rain around mid next week in western areas.

Wind
  • Mainly light.
  • Possibly becoming breezy around the middle of next week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - October 11 to October 17
  • Overall, above average day-time 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 70s and lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the upper 70s on Saturday, and upper 70s to low 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid to upper 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 40s to low 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the low 80s early, and then cooler.
  • Lows in the mid 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 upper 60s and lows in the low 40s.
Weekend
  • Partly 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.
  • Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s early, and then cooler.
  • 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 in the mid to upper 60s and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the 70s on Saturday, and mid to upper 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 40s to around 50 on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s early, and then cooler.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s early, and then cooler later in the week.

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