AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for January 20 to January 26, 2018

Stormy and Mild Weather Continues Through Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

An active pattern featuring the periodic transit of wet and breezy weather systems looks to continue in the coming days. Although lowland temperatures will remain mild, at least initially, the higher elevations should begin to accumulate some much needed snowpack. The first main disturbance is due on Sunday morning, and then the next organized storm is set to arrive on Tuesday night.

Although south central Washington is likely to be dry for much of the time, conditions in many areas are expected to remain unsettled for most of this interval. Temperatures may cool slightly toward more normal levels later next week. Overall, there is still no sign of notable cold or snow for the lowlands, but the mountains are poised to have a good week for snowfall.


Temperatures
  • Generally above normal.
  • Possibly cooler later next week.
  • Warmer next weekend.

Precipitation
  • A chance of mainly rain at times east of the Cascades, especially on Sunday and again on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
  • Rain likely at times in the west.

Wind
  • Breezy at times.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - January 27, 2018 to February 2, 2018
  • Overall, near to above average temperatures and near to 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 upper 30s to mid 40s and lows in the 20s to around 30.
Weekend
  • A chance of rain on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to 30s on Saturday morning, and low to mid 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain at times, especially around Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Highs in the 40s to low 50s.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.

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

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

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 40s to around 50 and lows in the 30s to around 40.
Weekend
  • Rain likely.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to low 50s on Saturday, and upper 40s to mid 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to low 40s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain at times.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s early, and possibly cooler later in the week.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s early, and then warmer, and cooler later in the week.

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