AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for January 6 to January 12, 2018

Unsettled and Relatively Mild Weather Expected Through Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

A rather non-descript pattern of weak weather systems periodically traversing the region is expected for the next seven days. Although it is tough to pick out a day that will be entirely dry statewide, there are also no strong storms or major wind/rain events on the horizon. Temperatures should generally be milder than normal, since there is no indication of any potential intrusions of cold, continental air masses into the state. At present, the strongest storm of the series looks to occur late in the period around next Thursday/Friday. This system may have more rain and wind than its predecessors, although the details are still subject to change.

Looking farther ahead, it appears that a relative break of drier, calmer weather is possible around next weekend. However, an active and consolidating jet stream could begin to direct stronger storms toward the region during the following week. In any case, warmer than normal temperatures are favored for the foreseeable future.


Temperatures
  • Generally above normal.

Precipitation
  • A chance of rain at times in the west.
  • A slight chance of rain, mix, or snow at times east of the Cascades.

Wind
  • Breezy at times.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - January 13, 2018 to January 19, 2018
  • Overall, above 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 mid 30s to low 40s and lows in the 20s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain at times.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low to mid 30s and lows in the upper teens to mid 20s.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of rain, ice, or snow at times, but mainly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to around 40 on Saturday, and mid to upper 30s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to low 30s.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of rain, ice, or snow at times.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to low 40s.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to low 30s.

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

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 40s and lows in the 30s.
Weekend
  • A chance of rain on Saturday, and rain likely on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s.
  • Lows in the low to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain likely at times.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Washington State University