AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for November 5 to November 11, 2016

Mild and Variable Weather on the Way

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

In the coming days, Washington will once again become a battle zone between a major trough of low pressure over the Pacific Ocean and a massive ridge of high pressure over the central US. As the two prominent players jockey for atmospheric control, a variable pattern is expected across Washington, as unsettled conditions this weekend yield to a drier regime in the east next week. Given the active October, conditions for especially southern and eastern areas should be relatively calmer by comparison, even though systems will likely break through the ridge at times. One such system is set to arrive this weekend, with another possible at some point next week, along with drier weather in the interim periods. Due to the southerly air flow and warm temperatures aloft, well above normal temperatures are anticipated.

Just as we slowly attempt to enter the cold season, another manifestation of the monster ridge seems to have returned in order to thwart the possibility of anything resembling winter weather. This untimely revival does not necessarily suggest that the monster ridge is here to stay or that it will again exhibit a long term influence similar to the last two winters. However, the present pattern represents yet another unwelcome curtain call from an erstwhile foe.

Temperatures
  • Generally above normal.

Precipitation
  • Rain on Saturday and into the night, with showers possible on Sunday.
  • A chance of mainly western rain at times next week, along with dry periods.

Wind
  • Breezy to windy at times at the coast.
  • Light breezes at times elsewhere, especially this weekend.


8 to 14 Day Outlook - November 12, 2016 to November 18, 2016
  • Overall, above average temperatures and near 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 50s and lows in the 30s to around 40.
Weekend
  • Rain likely later on Saturday into Sunday morning.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to around 60 on Saturday, and mid 50s to mid 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain at times.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

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

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

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 50s and lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • Rain likely on Saturday, and showers likely on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to 50s on Saturday morning, and mid 40s to low 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain likely at times at the coast and in the north.
  • A chance of rain at times in the south.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
  • Lows in the 40s to mid 50s.
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