AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for August 5 to August 11, 2017

More Hot and Smoky Weather on the Way

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

A strong ridge of high pressure will be the dominant atmospheric circulation feature for the next seven days. As a result, hot, smoky, and seemingly post-apocalyptic conditions are expected to continue for much of Washington. The general trend is likely to be less hot temperatures on Saturday, but then renewed warming through about Wednesday. Weak onshore flow may keep the coast rather comfortable, and could even periodically temper the heat in interior western Washington.

Smoke coverage and thickness should continue to be a wild card going forward. Although coastal areas may see marked improvement at times, the limited horizontal and vertical air movement suggests lingering visibility and air quality issues for areas east of the Cascades. Beyond direct smoke impacts, indirect effects are also important. Specifically, high temperatures may be suppressed during periods of thicker smoke. A significant air mass exchange and major pattern change would be helpful in ending our current detention in the doldrums. It is August, however, and it will certainly feel like it in the coming days.


Temperatures
  • Generally hot.
  • Becoming warmer into Wednesday, and then possibly cooler.

Precipitation
  • Mostly dry.
  • A slight chance of mountain thunderstorms next week.

Wind
  • Generally light, but possibly breezy at times.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - August 12, 2017 to August 18, 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 mid 90s and lows in the 50s to low 60s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 90s to low 100s on Saturday, and mid 90s to mid 100s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 60s on Saturday morning, and 60s to around 70 on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 90s to mid 100s on Monday, and then warmer, and possibly cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the 60s to low 70s on Monday morning, and then warmer, and possibly cooler later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 80s to low 90s and lows in the mid 50s to low 60s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 90s to around 100 on Saturday, and 90s to low 100s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 60s to low 70s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 90s to low 100s on Monday, and then warmer, and possibly cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 60s to low 70s on Monday morning, and then warmer, and possibly cooler later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 80s to around 90 and lows in the 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 90s on Saturday, and 90s to low 100s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Saturday morning, and mid 50s to 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 90s to low 100s on Monday, and then warmer.
  • Lows in the upper 50s to 60s on Monday morning, and then warmer.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 70s to low 80s and lows in the low to mid 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 80s to low 90s on Saturday, and 80s to mid 90s on Sunday, except cooler at the coast.
  • Lows in the mid 50s to low 60s on Saturday morning, and mid 50s to mid 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to 90s on Monday (except cooler at the coast), and then warmer, and cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s on Monday morning, and then warmer, and possibly cooler later in the week.


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