AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for April 9 to April 15, 2016

Warm and Dry This Weekend; Cooler and Unsettled Later Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

In the aftermath of today's record warmth, Saturday morning should be very mild, with lows only in the 50s in some areas. Although this weekend will be cooler than Friday in western areas, generally warm, dry, and benign weather is expected to continue through Monday for eastern and central Washington. Around next Tuesday or Wednesday, cooler and slightly more unsettled conditions may develop. However, even a major cool down would likely only bring temperatures to near normal values, and the extent of any potential rain or wind is uncertain at this time.

Temperatures
  • Above normal overall.
  • Warm this weekend, and cooling later next week.

Precipitation
  • Mostly dry through Monday.
  • A chance of showers at times starting around mid next week.

Wind
  • Breezy at times, especially later next week.

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

8 to 14 Day Outlook - April 16, 2016 to April 22, 2016
  • Overall, above average temperatures and near to 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 60s to around 70 and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s on Saturday, and mid to upper 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s on Saturday morning, and 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain, especially later in the week.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to around 80 on Monday, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the 40s to around 50 early, and cooler later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low to mid 60s and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s on Saturday, and 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s on Saturday morning, and 40s to low 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of rain, especially later in the week.
  • Highs in the 70s on Monday, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s early, and cooler later in the week.

Eastern 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.
  • Highs in the 70s on Saturday, and upper 60s to mid 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of rain, especially later in the week.
  • Highs in the upper 60s to 70s on Monday, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the 40s early, and cooler later in the week.

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
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 60s on Saturday, and low to mid 60s on Sunday, except cooler this weekend at the coast.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of showers early in the week. A chance of rain later in the week.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s early, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the 40s early, and possibly cooler later in the week.
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