AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for June 17 to June 23, 2017

Becoming Drier and Warmer This Weekend; From Hot to Cooler Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

Following a cool Saturday morning, a building ridge of high pressure will instigate a warming and drying trend this weekend. However, as the jet stream sends moisture into the British Columbia coast just to our north, high clouds should periodically pass through the region. In fact, a weather system may clip the state enough to produce a chance of showers in northwestern Washington on Sunday. By Monday, most areas are likely to be quite hot, although the coast and certain marine-influenced western sites are not expected to ever become very warm. Modest temperature moderation is anticipated for western locations on Tuesday, which could spread eastward on Wednesday. Therefore, increasingly breezy conditions are forecast starting around Tuesday. The gusty winds combined with dry and warm weather suggest a heightened fire danger east of the Cascades later in the period. Luckily, thunderstorms are not presently in the forecast, but dry breezes could allow for rapid fire growth of any human-caused sparks.

Temperatures
  • Warming this weekend, and very warm early next week.
  • Cooler later in the period.

Precipitation
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of mainly northwestern rain on Sunday.

Wind
  • Breezy to windy at times after Monday.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - June 24, 2017 to June 30, 2017
  • Overall, near average temperatures and near to 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 low to mid 80s and lows in the upper 40s to 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s on Saturday, and mid 80s to low 90s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 90s on Monday, and then becoming cooler.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Monday morning, and then warmer, and becoming cooler by mid week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and lows in the low to mid 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 70s to around 80 on Saturday, and low to mid 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s on Monday, and then becoming cooler.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Monday morning, and then warmer, and becoming cooler by mid week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 70s to around 80 and lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s on Saturday, and mid 70s to mid 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s to around 50 on Saturday morning, and upper 40s to mid 50s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to low 90s on Monday, and then becoming cooler.
  • Lows in the 50s to low 60s on Monday morning, and then warmer, and becoming cooler by mid week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s, except cooler at the coast, and lows in the low 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry on Saturday. A slight chance of showers on Saturday night and Sunday, especially in the north.
  • Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s on Saturday, and 70s to mid 80s on Sunday, except cooler at the coast.
  • Lows in the 40s to mid 50s on Saturday morning, and 50s to around 60 on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 70s to 80s on Monday, except cooler at the coast, and then cooler region-wide starting on Tuesday.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to low 60s early, and then cooler.


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