AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for March 4 to March 10, 2017

Stormy Early March Weather On the Way

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

In 2017, it appears that the early March lion will manifest itself as active weather in the form of western rainfall and gusty eastern winds. A parade of storm systems is likely to bring unsettled and variable conditions to Washington for much of the next seven days. Relatively cool temperatures are expected later this weekend and into Monday, before much warmer conditions arrive later in the period. One prominent feature of the upcoming interval should be a rather pronounced central Washington rain shadow due to periodically robust (southwesterly) chinook winds. While almost anywhere in the state may see showers at certain times, most of the significant and prolonged rainfall (or higher elevation snowfall) is anticipated to occur in western areas and the mountains. Overall, Washingtonians should be prepared for changeable conditions, and be certain to keep the umbrellas and necktie clips nearby.

Temperatures
  • Generally slightly below normal through early next week.
  • Warmer later next week.

Precipitation
  • Rain at times in western Washington, along with a slight chance of snow for Sunday and Monday.
  • A chance of rain or possibly snow at times east of the Cascades.

Wind
  • Breezy to windy at times.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - March 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
  • Overall, near average temperatures and 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 50s and lows in the 30s.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of rain, mainly on Saturday night.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
  • Lows in the 30s on Saturday morning, and mid 20s to mid 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of rain at times, especially early in the week.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s on Monday, and then becoming warmer.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to low 30s on Monday morning, and then becoming warmer.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Weekend
  • A chance of rain or snow, mainly on Sunday morning.
  • Highs in the 40s.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s on Saturday morning, and mid 20s to mid 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or snow early in the week.
  • A chance of rain later in the week.
  • Highs in the 40s on Monday, and then becoming warmer.
  • Lows in the mid to upper 20s early, and then becoming warmer.

Eastern 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
  • A chance of rain or possibly snow at times.
  • Highs in the 40s on Saturday, and upper 30s to mid 40s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 30s on Saturday morning, and mid 20s to mid 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or snow early in the week.
  • A chance of rain later in the week.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s on Monday, and then becoming warmer.
  • Lows in the mid to upper 20s on Monday morning, and then becoming warmer.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 50s and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Rain or possibly wet snow at times, along with mountain snow.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to around 50 on Saturday, and mid to upper 40s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid to upper 30s on Saturday morning, and 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain, possibly heavy at times.
  • Highs in the mid to upper 40s on Monday, and then becoming warmer.
  • Lows in the low to mid 30s on Monday morning, and then becoming warmer.


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