AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for June 4 to June 10, 2016

Major Heat Wave Begins This Weekend; Cooler Later Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

Here we go again. I am sorry to report that the early prediction of a dreaded major heat wave will become an unfortunate reality this weekend. By Sunday, high temperatures should surge into the 100s in central Washington, and 90s in eastern areas around Spokane/Pullman, as well as much of western Washington. The peak warmth is expected to occur on Saturday at the coast, Sunday in interior western areas, Sunday and Monday in central Washington, and Monday in eastern Washington. In fact, the heat could linger in the east through mid week. However, even as the ghosts of last June return to haunt us, there is still some good news to consider: Cooler and possibly unsettled weather already seems likely later in the period, although there is notable uncertainty about when the temperature modification may progress eastward across the state. Despite the prospect of record-breaking heat in the near future, the eventual and welcome transition back toward normalcy suggests that a repeat of the consistently sweltering June 2015 is thankfully not very likely.

Temperatures
  • Very hot this weekend in the west, and Sunday through early next week in the east.
  • Cooler later next week.

Precipitation
  • Mostly dry through early next week.
  • A slight chance of showers or thunderstorms by the middle of next week.

Wind
  • Becoming breezy to windy later next week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - June 11, 2016 to June 17, 2016
  • Overall, near 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 low 80s and lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 90s to low 100s on Saturday, and upper 90s to mid 100s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Saturday morning, and upper 50s to 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 90s to mid 100s on Monday, and cooler by mid week.
  • Lows in the 60s to low 70s early, and cooler later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 70s to around 80 and lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 90s on Saturday, and mid 90s to low 100s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Saturday morning, and upper 50s to 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers later in the week.
  • Highs in the mid 90s to mid 100s on Monday, and cooler by mid week.
  • Lows in the 60s to low 70s early, and cooler later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 70s and lows in the mid 40s to low 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s on Saturday, and upper 80s to 90s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to low 60s on Saturday morning, and mid 50s to 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers later in the week.
  • Highs in the 90s to around 100 on Monday, and cooler by mid week.
  • Lows in the 60s early, and cooler later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 60s to low 70s, except cooler at the coast, and lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to 90s on Saturday, and upper 80s to 90s on Sunday, except cooler near the coast and Strait of Juan de Fuca.
  • Lows in the 50s to low 60s on Saturday morning, and mid 50s to low 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry early. A slight chance of showers by mid week.
  • Highs in the upper 70s to 80s on Monday, and then cooler.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Monday morning, and then cooler.
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