AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for January 31 to February 6, 2015

Dry on Saturday; Unsettled Weather From Sunday Into Next Week

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

Dry weather will continue on Saturday, before somewhat unsettled conditions return on Sunday and continue through much of next week. Rain and breezes are likely in western areas during the Monday/Tuesday time frame, while eastern and central areas can expect a chance of rain along with a reprieve from the low clouds and fog. A dirty ridge of high pressure could yield briefly drier and cooler weather around the middle of next week. However, a stormy pattern should arrive later next week, and is likely to persist through at least next weekend. During this time, an active southwesterly jet stream seems poised to bring mild and moist air into Washington. Periods of significant rainfall are possible, especially in mountainous areas, along with breezy conditions and continued unseasonal warmth.

Temperatures
  • Above normal through the period.

Precipitation
  • Rain developing in the west on Sunday, and continuing periodically through next week.
  • A chance of rain at times elsewhere from Sunday into next week.
  • Briefly drier around mid week.
  • Rain likely, especially in the west, later next week.

Wind
  • Generally light on Saturday.
  • Breezy at times next week, especially early and late in the week.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This Weekend: Moderate risk.
  • Next Week: Low to moderate risk early, and possibly increasing around mid week, before decreasing later in the week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - February 7, 2015 to February 13, 2015
  • Overall, above average temperatures and near to above 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 40s and lows in the mid 20s to low 30s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Saturday, and upper 30s to 40s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to 30s on Saturday morning, and 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A chance of rain at times.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to 50s.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s.

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

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
  • Mostly dry on Saturday. Rain likely by Sunday evening.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Saturday, and mid 30s to 40s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s on Saturday morning, and upper 20s to 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain likely at times, especially early and late in the week.
  • Highs in the 40s to low 50s.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s.

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

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