AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for July 1 to July 7, 2017

Very Warm and Dry Through Monday; Hotter Later Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

In keeping with the character of the season so far, the weather in the coming days will be mainly hot and dry, with modest breezes at times. Although it should be much warmer than normal, 2015 temperature levels are thankfully not anticipated. Western Washington can expect just enough marine influence to periodically take the edge off of the heat. The general trend for the state should be very warm conditions through Monday, and then strong warming later next week, especially in the east.

Otherwise, heat and water stress are likely to be predominant concerns for early July. As we approach the Independence Day Holiday, it is important to note that the fire danger looks to be very high for the foreseeable future. Overall, it will be interesting to watch the evolution of the battle between the hot high pressure ridge over the interior Western US and the cooler air over the Pacific Ocean. The ridge is forecast to mostly dominate our region, although slightly cooler Pacific air could occasionally brush western areas. As a result, there may be a sizeable west to east afternoon temperature gradient later in the period. While certain eastern locales will likely surpass 100 degrees, the coast should remain relatively mild and comfortable in the 70s.

Temperatures
  • Generally well above normal.
  • Warm through Monday, and then strong warming later in the period.

Precipitation
  • Mostly dry.

Wind
  • Breezy at times, mainly around Monday.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - July 8, 2017 to July 14, 2017
  • Overall, above 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 mid 80s to around 90 and lows in the 50s to around 60.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 90s on Saturday, and mid to upper 90s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s on Saturday morning, and mid 50s to mid 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid to upper 90s on Monday, and warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s on Monday morning, and then cooler, and warmer later in the week.

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

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

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

The AgWeatherNet team wishes you a happy and safe Independence Day!


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