AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for January 21 to January 27, 2017

Unsettled This Weekend; Becoming Drier and More Stable Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

In the aftermath of this past week's changeable and messy weather, comparatively unremarkable conditions are expected this weekend. Temperatures should be typical for late January, and light precipitation and modest breezes will be possible at times. Specifically, light rain is likely at times for western areas, while light rain or snow is anticipated to occur east of the Cascades on Sunday. However, another major pattern change is likely next week, as a large ridge of high pressure gradually becomes established over the Northwest. Cooler and drier weather early in the week may transition to increasingly stable and stagnant conditions later in the period. As a result of the strengthening inversions, rather calm and dry weather is forecast by later next week. The potential exists for developing low clouds and fog in the lowlands, while sunny and increasingly mild weather can be expected in the mountains.

Temperatures
  • Seasonal this weekend, and cooler early next week.
  • Warmer, especially in the mountains later in the week.

Precipitation
  • Light western rain and eastern rain or snow at times this weekend, especially on Sunday.
  • Becoming drier next week.

Wind
  • Light breezes at times.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - January 28, 2017 to February 3, 2017
  • Overall, near average temperatures and 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 upper 30s to mid 40s and lows in the 20s to mid 30s.
Weekend
  • Light rain or snow likely on Sunday.
  • Highs in the 30s to mid 40s.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. Fog and low clouds possible later in the week.
  • Highs in the 30s to low 40s on Monday, and then possibly cooler.
  • Lows in the 20s to low 30s on Monday morning, and then cooler, and possibly warmer later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 30s to around 40 and lows in the 20s.
Weekend
  • Light rain or snow likely on Sunday.
  • Highs in the 30s to low 40s.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. Fog and low clouds possible later in the week.
  • Highs in the 30s on Monday, and then possibly cooler.
  • Lows in the 20s on Monday morning, and then cooler, and possibly warmer later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 30s to low 40s and lows in the 20s to around 30.
Weekend
  • Light rain or snow likely, especially on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to low 40s.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of snow early in the week, otherwise mostly dry.
  • Fog and low clouds possible later in the week.
  • Highs in the 30s on Monday, and then possibly cooler.
  • Lows in the 20s on Monday morning, and then cooler, and possibly warmer later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 40s to low 50s and lows in the mid 30s to around 40.
Weekend
  • Light rain likely at times.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry, with a slight chance of rain on Monday. Fog and low clouds possible later in the week.
  • Highs in the 40s to low 50s on Monday, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the 30s to around 40 on Monday morning, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.
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