AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for March 19 to March 25, 2016

Becoming Warmer This Weekend; Cooler Again Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

The changeable March weather will persist for the next week, as temperatures, winds, and precipitation chances vary from day to day. A cool Saturday morning should give way to a mild and pleasant afternoon, before even warmer air arrives in eastern Washington on Sunday in advance of an approaching weather system. Western rain and eastern wind on Monday could yield to drier weather by mid week, but the forecast thereafter is uncertain at this time.

Temperatures
  • Above normal overall.
  • Cooler early next week.

Precipitation
  • Rain developing in the west on Sunday.
  • Rain at times next week, especially in the west early in the week.

Wind
  • Breezy to windy at times next week, and especially on Monday.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This Weekend: Moderate to high risk on Saturday morning, and low to moderate risk on Sunday morning.
  • Next Week: Moderate risk.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - March 26, 2016 to April 1, 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 mid 50s to mid 60s and lows in the 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain later on Sunday.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s on Saturday, and 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to 30s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of rain early in the week.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s on Monday morning, and then cooler.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s to around 40.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of rain later on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s on Saturday, and upper 50s to mid 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s on Saturday morning, and 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain early in the week.
  • Highs in the 50s to low 60s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Monday morning, and then cooler.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of rain later on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Saturday, and upper 50s to 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to 30s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain likely early in the week.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to 50s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s on Monday morning, and then cooler.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 50s to around 60 and lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of rain on Saturday. Rain developing on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s on Saturday, and 50s to low 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s on Saturday morning, and 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain or showers likely early in the week.
  • Highs in the 50s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the 40s to around 50 on Monday morning, and then cooler.
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