AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for July 15 to July 21, 2017

Parched July Weather Continues

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

The next seven days will be characterized by eastern heat, occasional breezes, morning marine layers in the west, and abundant sunshine. Careful consideration of these facts leads to just one conclusion: It must be summer in Washington. Winds should be increasing on Saturday, as cooler marine air begins to spill into a very hot eastern Washington. As a result, high fire danger is likely to persist, along with the threat of blowing dust. Cooling toward more seasonal levels is expected to occur by Sunday. However, the downward temperature trend is anticipated to be brief, as heat looks to rebuild for the middle of next week. Overall, modest variability in terms of temperature and wind is forecast to continue in the near future. The main message should be that there is still no sign of widespread rainfall on the horizon.

Temperatures
  • Generally above normal, especially in the east.
  • Hot on Saturday, and then cooler for Sunday and Monday.
  • Warmer for mid next week, and then possibly cooler by the end of the period.

Precipitation
  • Mostly dry.
  • A slight chance of showers or thunderstorms on Saturday morning in far eastern Washington.

Wind
  • Breezy this weekend, and possibly again later next week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - July 22, 2017 to July 28, 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 upper 80s to low 90s and lows in the 50s to low 60s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 90s to low 100s on Saturday, and mid 80s to around 90 on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s on Saturday morning, and mid 50s to low 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to low 90s on Monday, and then warmer.
  • Lows in the 50s on Monday morning, and then warmer.

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

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows in the low to mid 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of showers or thunderstorms early on Saturday, mainly near the Idaho border.
  • Highs in the upper 80s to 90s on Saturday, and upper 70s to mid 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Saturday morning, and 50s to around 60 on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 80s on Monday, and then warmer.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s on Monday morning, and then warmer.

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


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