AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for January 16 to January 22, 2016

Active and Mild Weather Through the Period

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

A parade of storms should continue to impact the Northwest in the coming days, as the deep trough that is anchored south of the Aleutians sends mild and moist weather systems into Washington. Warmer than normal temperatures, especially at night, along with intervals of precipitation and breezy conditions are expected during the period. Although identifying the timing and details associated with each passing disturbance will be difficult, it is clear that the generally mild and unsettled pattern is likely to persist for a while.

Temperatures
  • Above normal overall, especially at night.

Precipitation
  • Rain at times in the west.
  • Rain, mix, or possibly snow at times in the east.

Wind
  • Breezy at times.

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

8 to 14 Day Outlook - January 23, 2016 to January 29, 2016
  • 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 upper 30s to mid 40s and lows in the mid 20s to low 30s.
Weekend
  • Rain likely at times.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Saturday, and upper 30s to 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 at times.
  • Highs in the 40s.
  • Lows in the 30s.

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

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 30s to low 40s and lows in the mid 20s to low 30s.
Weekend
  • Rain or possibly snow at times.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to 40s.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s on Saturday morning, and 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or snow at times.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to 40s.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to 30s.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 40s to low 50s and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Rain at times.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to 50s.
  • Lows in the 40s.
Next Week
  • Rain likely at times.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to 50s.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s.
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