AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for March 21 to March 27, 2015

Unsettled Through the Middle of Next Week

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

Changeable weather is likely in the coming days, as Washington alternates every day or two between passing storms and periods of calmer high pressure. One thing that will remain consistent is above normal temperatures, although record heat is certainly not expected. Conditions should continue to vary from near normal during "cooler" times to well above normal during warmer times.

A weather system will bring rainfall on Saturday, before drier weather moves in for the early Sunday time frame. Monday and Tuesday should be cool and showery, before a ridge builds in for drier weather beginning around next Wednesday. In general, a trend from more active conditions this weekend through early next week to a calmer and drier regime later next week is anticipated.

Temperatures
  • Above normal through the period.
  • Coolest during the early to middle part of next week.

Precipitation
  • Rain at times, especially on Saturday, and again early next week.

Wind
  • Breezy to perhaps windy at times, especially on Saturday and again early next week.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This Weekend: Low risk on Saturday morning, and low to moderate risk on Sunday morning.
  • Next Week: Low to moderate risk, and highest around mid week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - March 28, 2015 to April 3, 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 60s and lows in the mid to upper 30s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain and breezy on Saturday.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to 60s.
  • Lows in the 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain or thundershowers early in the week.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s early, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s, and coolest around mid week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 50s and lows in the 30s.
Weekend
  • A chance of rain on Saturday. Mostly dry on Sunday.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
  • Lows in the 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or thundershowers early in the week, and then mostly dry later in the week.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s early, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s, and coolest around mid week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s.
Weekend
  • Showers likely on Saturday, and mostly dry on Sunday.
  • Highs in the 50s to low 60s on Saturday, and mid 50s to mid 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain or thundershowers at times early in the week. Mostly dry later in the week.
  • Highs in the 50s early, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s, and coolest around mid week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Showers on Saturday morning. Rain developing later on Sunday at the coast.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s on Saturday, and upper 50s to 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain or showers at times early in the week, and then drier later in the week.
  • Highs in the 50s to low 60s early, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to 40s, and coolest around mid week.

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