AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for October 22 to October 28, 2016

Unsettled and Generally Seasonal Weather Through Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

As we enter late October and the home stretch leading to Halloween, the peak time of year for straw bales, pumpkins, and a good Don Knotts movie has finally arrived. The anticipated weather pattern in the coming days can be aptly characterized as rather non-descript, since somewhat unsettled but largely unremarkable conditions are expected.

As a trough of low pressure spins off the coast and sends a southwesterly air flow toward Washington this weekend, some clouds and light rain are possible in western and perhaps central areas by Sunday. As the low inches toward the state early next week, several waves of rain could spread northeastward at times, with wetter conditions potentially reaching the Idaho border by Monday night or Tuesday. Drier and calmer weather is possible late in the period. Overall, near normal highs and above normal lows should be expected, as this wet and unsettled October of 2016 continues.

Temperatures
  • Generally near average highs and above normal lows.

Precipitation
  • A slight chance of western rain on Saturday, and light western rain likely on Sunday.
  • A slight chance of eastern rain on Saturday morning, and then a slight chance of rain in central areas on Sunday.
  • Light western rain at times next week, mainly early in the week.
  • A chance of periodic rain east of the Cascades next week, mainly for early to mid week.

Wind
  • Light breezes possible at times.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - October 29, 2016 to November 4, 2016
  • Overall, near to above average temperatures and near to above 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 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 mid 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain at times, especially for early to mid week.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s early, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s, and possibly cooler later in the week.

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

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

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