AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for December 12 to December 18, 2015

Active Weather This Weekend and Again Later Next Week

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

Yet another mild storm system is likely to impact Washington with some rain and wind this weekend, although conditions will be less dramatic than the torrential rainfall, 70 degree temperatures, and strong winds of earlier this week. Slightly cooler and drier air should infiltrate the region early next week, as temperatures briefly decrease toward normal values. However, more active and relatively warm weather is expected later in the period.

Temperatures
  • Above normal overall.
  • Cooler early next week, and warmer again later in the week.

Precipitation
  • Rain at times this weekend, and drier early next week.
  • A chance of rain later next week.

Wind
  • Breezy at times.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This Weekend: Moderate risk on Saturday morning, and low to moderate risk on Sunday morning.
  • Next Week: Moderate to high risk, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and decreasing later in the week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - December 19, 2015 to December 25, 2015
  • Overall, near to 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 40s and lows in the mid 20s to around 30.
Weekend
  • Rain likely on Saturday.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to 40s on Saturday, and mid 40s to low 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of rain or a mix at times, especially later in the week.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to 40s on Monday, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s on Monday morning, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 30s and lows in the low to mid 20s.
Weekend
  • Rain or a mix likely on Saturday.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to low 40s on Saturday, and upper 30s to mid 40s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s on Saturday morning, and 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or snow at times, especially later in the week.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to low 40s on Monday, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s on Monday morning, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Weekend
  • Rain likely at times.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s on Saturday, and 40s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s on Saturday morning, and 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or a mix at times. Drier on Tuesday.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to around 40 on Monday, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s on Monday morning, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 40s to around 50 and lows in the mid to upper 30s.
Weekend
  • Rain and breezes on Saturday, and showers on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s on Saturday, and mid 40s to low 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to low 40s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of lingering showers on Monday, and a chance of rain later in the week.
  • Highs in the 40s early, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to low 40s on Monday morning, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
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