AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for July 25 to July 31, 2015

Cooler This Weekend; Becoming Hot Again Next Week

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

At long last, I have good news to report. Given that this is climatologically the hottest time of the year, we will be very lucky on Sunday to see something unfamiliar in recent times: below normal temperatures. While the cool down is only likely to last for about one day, and is expected to have a minimal impact on our long term heat and drought situation, the emotional lift from this welcome respite should be beneficial. A few showers are likely in western areas this weekend, as gusty winds and scattered clouds pass through eastern Washington.

There is some indication that the weather pattern for next week and beyond could regress toward the low frequency background state which is the monster ridge that has been nearly omnipresent since mid 2014. The result may be another potentially extended period of hot and dry weather. But let us not dwell on that unpleasant scenario quite yet. As Perry Como would say, we should accentuate the positive.

Temperatures
  • Cooling to below normal on Sunday.
  • Rapid warming early next week, and becoming hot later in the outlook period.

Precipitation
  • A chance of mainly western showers this weekend.
  • Mostly dry overall.

Wind
  • Breezy this weekend.
  • Calmer next week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - August 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015
  • Overall, above average temperatures and 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 90s and lows in the mid 50s to low 60s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry and breezy.
  • Highs in the upper 70s to 80s on Saturday, and mid 70s to mid 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s on Saturday morning, and 50s to low 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 70s to 80s on Monday, and warming to the mid 90s to mid 100s later in the week.
  • Lows in the 50s on Monday morning, and warmer later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers, especially on Sunday.
  • Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s on Saturday, and mid 70s to low 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s on Saturday morning, and 50s to low 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers on Monday morning.
  • Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s on Monday, and warming into the mid 90s to low 100s later in the week.
  • Lows in the 50s to around 60 on Monday morning, and warmer later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 80s to low 90s and lows in the 50s to around 60.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of showers and breezy.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s on Saturday, and 70s to low 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 50s to low 60s on Saturday morning, and upper 40s to 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers on Monday morning.
  • Highs in the 70s to low 80s on Monday, and warming into the 90s later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to 50s on Monday morning, and warmer later in the week.

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