AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for May 2 to May 8, 2015

Warm and Dry This Weekend; Cooler and Unsettled by Tuesday

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

A pleasant and dry weather weekend is on the way, as sunshine and warm afternoons are expected over the next few days. Monday should be an even warmer day, except at the coast, as the air flow becomes southerly ahead of an approaching low pressure area. The storm system should transit the region on Tuesday or Wednesday, bringing with it a chance of showers state-wide. Some clouds, breezes, and cooler temperatures are likely at that time. Calmer and drier weather could eventually return later next week, as day-time temperatures begin to rise once again. However, it is not yet certain whether the low will become cut off from the jet stream and linger late in the week, or exit quickly after Wednesday.

Temperatures
  • Above normal through Monday.
  • Cooler beginning on Tuesday.
  • Slightly warmer later next week.

Precipitation
  • Mainly dry through Monday.
  • A chance of showers from Monday night to Wednesday night.
  • A slight chance of lingering showers later in the week.

Wind
  • Breezy on Saturday morning.
  • Breezy on Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday.

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

8 to 14 Day Outlook - May 9, 2015 to May 15, 2015
  • Overall, above average temperatures and near 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 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 70s on Saturday, and mid 70s to around 80 on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain or showers around mid week.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s on Monday, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 60s to low 70s and lows in the low to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the low to mid 70s on Saturday, and 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s to around 50 on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain or showers around mid week.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s on Monday, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 60s to around 70 and lows in the low 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 60s to low 70s on Saturday, and upper 60s to mid 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain or showers around mid week.
  • Highs in the 70s on Monday, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 60s to around 70 on Saturday, and 60s to mid 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or showers from Monday night to Wednesday.
  • A slight chance of showers later in the week.
  • Highs in the 60s to around 70 on Monday, except possibly cooler at the coast.
  • Cooler beginning on Tuesday, and then warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s.

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