AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for March 26 to April 1, 2016

From Pleasant to Stormy This Weekend; Warmer Days Later Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

It may be wise to hide the Easter Eggs in the yard a day early this year. A pleasant spring-time Saturday should give way to more active conditions later in the weekend, as rain and wind develop in western (eastern) Washington on Saturday night (Sunday). As the Easter storm exits the region early next week, unsettled weather is likely to transition to calmer and drier conditions later in the week. Also, warmer daytime temperatures are expected during the latter half of the week, as a ridge of high pressure builds over the state.

Temperatures
  • Near normal through early next week, and becoming above normal later next week.

Precipitation
  • Rain developing in the west on Saturday night, and spreading eastward on Sunday.
  • A chance of showers early next week, and drier later in the week.

Wind
  • Breezy to windy on Sunday and into early next week.

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

8 to 14 Day Outlook - April 2, 2016 to April 8, 2016
  • 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 upper 50s to mid 60s and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain on Sunday.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s on Saturday, and mid 50s to low 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 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 low 60s early, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s.

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

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

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 50s to low 60s and lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of rain on Saturday. Rain developing on Saturday night.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s on Saturday, and 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 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 much warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
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