AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for May 28 to June 3, 2016

Cool on Saturday; Heat Wave Coming Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

I hope that you have enjoyed the recent interlude of surprisingly normal mid to late May weather, because the splendid temperatures will soon be coming to an abrupt end. Abnormal heat is expected to surge back into the state starting on Tuesday, and then intensify later in the week, at least east of the Cascades. In the meantime, a cool Saturday should yield to moderating conditions later in the Holiday Weekend, before the heat wave moves into the region by the middle of next week. Although western moderation is again possible by the end of the period, widespread high temperatures in the 90s are likely in central Washington at some point during the mid to late next week time frame. In fact, some areas may even reach 100 degrees. There is still significant uncertainty regarding the duration and magnitude of the hot spell. However, a small number of model solutions indicate a prolonged and sweltering heat wave eerily reminiscent of last June. In any event, the chill of Saturday morning will be only a fading, pleasant memory by later next week.

Temperatures
  • Cool this weekend. Much warmer next week.

Precipitation
  • A chance of showers in northwestern Washington this weekend.
  • A slight chance of showers in northwestern areas on Monday morning, and then mostly dry.

Wind
  • Breezy at times this weekend.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - June 4, 2016 to June 10, 2016
  • Overall, above average temperatures and near average precipitation are expected during the 8 to 14 day time frame.

Important Points about Next Weeks Weather

South Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 70s to around 80 and lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 60s to 70s on Saturday, and mid 70s to low 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and mid 40s to low 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s on Monday, and much warmer by mid week.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s early, and warmer later in the week.

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

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low to mid 70s and lows in the mid 40s to around 50.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 60s on Saturday, and upper 60s to mid 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s on Saturday morning, and 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 70s on Monday, and much warmer by mid week.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s early, and warmer later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 60s to low 70s and lows in the mid 40s to low 50s.
Weekend
  • A chance of showers, mainly in the north on Saturday.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to 60s on Saturday, and 60s to low 70s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and mid 40s to mid 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 70s on Monday, and then much warmer, and possibly cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s early, and warmer later in the week.
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