AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for February 18 to February 24, 2017

Wet at Times Through Early Next Week; Becoming Drier Later in the Period

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

A continuation of periodically rainy and breezy weather is expected in the coming days, as moist southerly flow aloft persists across the region. As we observed this past Wednesday, this type of pattern does not always produce a typical precipitation shadow in normally drier areas like south central Washington. Therefore, with the aid of occasional low level southeasterly upslope flow, wet conditions may occur at times across central Washington as well as other areas. After some widespread light rainfall this weekend, a wetter storm will impact the state early next week with more appreciable rain totals. Eventually, a less wet yet still slightly unsettled regime is likely for later in the period. As the upper air flow slowly transitions from southerly to northerly, cooler and drier conditions should develop later next week.

Temperatures
  • Generally near to slightly above normal, especially at night.
  • Cooler later next week.

Precipitation
  • Rain at times through early next week. Wet snow possible for some areas.
  • A chance of rain or possibly snow at times later in the week.

Wind
  • Breezy at times, especially early next week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - February 25, 2017 to March 3, 2017
  • Overall, near to below 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 40s to mid 50s and lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.
Weekend
  • A chance of rain on Saturday morning, and then a slight chance of rain.
  • Highs in the 40s to low 50s on Saturday, and mid 40s to low 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to 30s on Saturday morning, and upper 20s to mid 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain likely on Monday, and then a slight chance of rain at times. Drier later in the week.
  • Highs in the 40s to low 50s on Monday, and then warmer, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the 30s on Monday morning, and then warmer on Tuesday morning, and cooler later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 40s and lows in the mid 20s to around 30.
Weekend
  • A chance of rain or possibly wet snow at times.
  • Highs in the low to mid 40s on Saturday, and upper 30s to mid 40s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.
Next Week
  • Rain likely, or possibly wet snow on Monday, and then a slight chance of rain or snow at times.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s on Monday, and then warmer, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s on Monday morning, and then warmer on Tuesday morning, and cooler later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 40s and lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s.
Weekend
  • Rain likely on Saturday, and then a chance of rain. Wet snow possible.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to 40s on Saturday, and 40s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the low to mid 30s on Saturday morning, and upper 20s to mid 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain or possibly wet snow likely early in the week. A slight chance of rain or snow at times later in the week.
  • Highs in the 40s to low 50s early, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the 30s on Monday morning, and then warmer on Tuesday morning, and cooler later in the week.

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


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