AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for January 24 to January 30, 2015

Western Rain on Saturday Morning; Mainly Dry and Mild Next Week

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

Rain is likely in northwestern Washington on Saturday morning, as a wet front moving into British Columbia clips the region. Otherwise, any areas that experience some wind and sunshine will be quite mild for this time of the year. In fact, the mountains and coast can expect very warm conditions on Sunday and Monday, with temperatures potentially climbing into the 60s. Certain low hilltops in western Washington could even surpass 70 degrees on Monday.

High pressure should control the weather for most of the period, which suggests that mainly dry and rather calm conditions are likely in most areas. A weak disturbance could increase the odds of light rain around the middle of next week, but no potent storms are anticipated for the near future. The main issue for next week concerns the strength, extent, and duration of any potential inversions or low clouds for the lowlands. Temperatures are likely to cool somewhat later next week, especially in the mountains, although above normal readings will persist well into the foreseeable future.

Temperatures
  • Above normal through the period.

Precipitation
  • Rain in northwestern Washington on Saturday morning.
  • A chance of rain elsewhere on Saturday morning.
  • A chance of rain around the middle of next week.
  • Mainly dry overall.

Wind
  • Breezy in places on Saturday.
  • Generally light next week, but possibly slightly breezy at times.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This Weekend: Low risk.
  • Next Week: Low risk early, and possibly becoming low to moderate later in the week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - January 31, 2015 to February 6, 2015
  • Overall, above average temperatures and near to 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 40s and lows in the mid 20s to low 30s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 50s to low 60s on Saturday, and 50s to mid 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. Low clouds and fog possible at times.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to 50s.
  • Lows in the 30s to mid 40s.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 30s and lows in the 20s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain on Saturday morning.
  • Highs in the 40s on Saturday, and 40s to mid 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to 40s.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s and lows in the mid 20s to around 30.
Weekend
  • A chance of rain on Saturday morning, otherwise mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 50s on Saturday, and 50s to low 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain around mid week.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
  • Lows in the 30s to mid 40s.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 40s to around 50 and lows in the mid 30s to around 40.
Weekend
  • Rain likely on Saturday morning, especially in the north.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to around 60 on Saturday, and mid 50s to low 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and 40s to low 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A chance of rain around mid week.
  • Highs in the 50s.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s.

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