AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for May 9 to May 15, 2015

Warm and Dry This Weekend; Cooler and Unsettled Next Week

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

Summer-like weather is expected this weekend, as very warm and sunny conditions return. Even some western areas could reach 80 degrees on Saturday. However, a meandering low pressure system should bring clouds, scattered showers, and breezes to the state for the early to middle portion of next week. It will also be cooler, especially during the day. Drier and warmer conditions may come back later in the period, although it is not clear how quickly the low will exit our region.

Temperatures
  • Warm this weekend.
  • Cooler for early to mid next week, especially during the day and in the west.
  • Possibly warmer later next week.

Precipitation
  • Mainly dry this weekend.
  • A chance of showers at times next week.
  • Possibly drier later next week.

Wind
  • Possibly breezy at times, especially early next week.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This Weekend: Low risk.
  • Next Week: Low risk.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - May 16, 2015 to May 22, 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 70s and lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s on Saturday, and upper 70s to mid 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s on Saturday morning, and 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or showers at times, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Highs in the 70s to low 80s on Monday, and then cooler, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s early, and cooler by mid week.

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

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

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 60s, except cooler at the coast, and lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers on Sunday night.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s on Saturday, and upper 60s to mid 70s on Sunday, except cooler at the coast.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 40s to low 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or showers at times.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to 60s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s early, and cooler by mid week.

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