AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for March 5 to March 11, 2016

Active and Mild Weather Continues

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

Stormy weather is likely in the coming days, as many areas experience periodic rain and wind due to the passage of numerous disturbances. Above normal temperatures should continue, especially at night, although clouds will keep the days from becoming excessively warm. Generally, a wet weekend is expected to briefly give way to somewhat drier and cooler conditions early next week, before a strengthening jet stream pushes additional storms into Washington later in the period. The soggy and blustery conditions may resemble a March lion, but the temperatures should be decidedly lamb-like in nature.

Temperatures
  • Above normal overall, especially at night.
  • Briefly cooler early next week.

Precipitation
  • Rain at times in the west, with heavy totals possible.
  • Rain likely at times east of the Cascades.

Wind
  • Breezy to windy at times.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This Weekend: Low risk.
  • Next Week: Moderate risk early, and decreasing risk later in the week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - March 12, 2016 to March 18, 2016
  • Overall, above average temperatures and near to above 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 to upper 50s and lows in the 30s.
Weekend
  • Rain likely on Saturday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to 60s.
  • Lows in the 40s on Saturday morning, and 40s to around 50 on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain at times, especially on Wednesday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s early, and warmer later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low 50s and lows in the low to mid 30s.
Weekend
  • Rain likely on Saturday.
  • Highs in the 50s to low 60s on Saturday, and mid 50s to low 60s 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 at times, especially on Wednesday.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to 50s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to low 40s early, and warmer later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s and lows in the 30s.
Weekend
  • Rain or showers at times.
  • Highs in the 50s to low 60s on Saturday, and 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s on Saturday morning, and 40s to around 50 on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain likely at times, especially around Wednesday.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to 50s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s early, and warmer later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 50s to around 60 and lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • Rain at times.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s on Saturday, and 50s to low 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s.
Next Week
  • Rain at times.
  • Highs in the 50s.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s early, and warmer later in the week.
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