AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for October 10 to October 16, 2015

Western Rain and Statewide Wind on Saturday; Calmer Later Next Week

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

Active and mild weather is on the way to Washington, as frontal systems cross the state on Saturday and again on Monday. The first front will bring western rain and widespread wind on Saturday, before leaving quieter conditions in its wake on Sunday. However, another weaker front is expected to bring additional rain and breezes later on Monday as it clips northwestern Washington. Drier and calmer weather is likely to develop around the middle of next week, as high pressure builds into Washington. Patchy morning fog could also become an issue later next week.

Temperatures
  • Above normal overall.
  • Cooler on Sunday, especially in the east and at night.
  • Possibly cooler nights later next week.

Precipitation
  • Rain on Saturday in the west, with a slight chance of rain east of the Cascades on Saturday evening/night.
  • A chance of rain in the west on Sunday.
  • Rain likely in northwestern Washington on Monday, with a slight chance of rain elsewhere early next week.
  • Drier later next week.

Wind
  • Windy later on Saturday and into Sunday morning.
  • Breezy again early next week.
  • Lighter breezes later next week.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This Weekend: Low risk.
  • Next Week: Low to moderate risk on Monday morning, and then low risk, and possibly increasing risk later in the period.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - October 17, 2015 to October 23, 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 mid 60s to around 70 and lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry with a slight chance of rain on Saturday. Windy later on Saturday.
  • Highs in the upper 60s to 70s on Saturday, and upper 60s to mid 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to 50s on Saturday morning, and 40s to low 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 60s to 70s.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s on Monday morning, and then warmer, and cooler later in the week.

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

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

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low to mid 60s and lows in the 40s.
Weekend
  • Rain and windy on Saturday, and a chance of rain or showers on Sunday.
  • Highs in the 60s.
  • Lows in the 50s to low 60s on Saturday morning, and upper 40s to mid 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain likely in the north on Monday, and a chance of lingering showers into early Tuesday.
  • Mostly dry later in the week.
  • Highs in the 60s to around 70, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s early, and possibly cooler later in the week.
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