AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for February 24 to March 2, 2018

Unsettled and Milder Weather Returns This Weekend

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

A transition to more active conditions this weekend should bring about an increase in wind and precipitation chances for many areas. While mainly rain will return to western Washington, periodic rain or snow is likely for eastern parts of the state. Central Washington may remain mostly dry due to downsloping winds, although some rain or snow is possible at times. As milder Pacific air enters the region, warmer temperatures are expected due to a combination of factors including Chinook winds and increasing moisture levels. The general trend looks to be one storm crossing on Saturday morning, with another stronger low pressure system passing by to the north early on Sunday. The mountains are anticipated to receive additional snowfall, especially during the Saturday to Monday timeframe.

Early next week could be slightly less stormy than this weekend, albeit still unsettled. The details become unclear thereafter, but variably unsettled weather and seasonal temperatures are a good bet.


Temperatures
  • Generally milder.

Precipitation
  • Rain or possibly snow at times through early Monday in western Washington.
  • Snow or rain at times through early Monday in eastern areas.
  • Mainly dry in central Washington.
  • A chance of rain or possibly eastern snow at times later in the period.

Wind
  • Breezy to windy on Saturday, and windy on Sunday.
  • Breezy at times next week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - March 3, 2018 to March 9, 2018
  • Overall, near average temperatures and near 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 low to mid 50s and lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.
Weekend
  • Windy. A slight chance of rain or possibly snow.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s on Saturday, and upper 40s to 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 20s to low 30s on Saturday morning, and upper 20s to 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry. A slight chance of rain or possibly snow at times.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the 20s to around 30 early, and warmer later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 40s and lows in the upper 20s to around 30.
Weekend
  • A chance of snow or rain.
  • Highs in the low to mid 40s on Saturday, and mid 40s to around 50 on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper teens to 20s on Saturday morning, and mid 20s to low 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of snow or rain at times.
  • Highs in the low to mid 40s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the upper teens to 20s early, and warmer later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 40s to low 50s and lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.
Weekend
  • Rain or snow likely at times.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s on Saturday, and upper 30s to 40s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 20s on Saturday morning, and mid 20s to low 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or snow on Monday, and then a slight chance of rain or snow at times.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s early, and then warmer.
  • Lows in the 20s early, and warmer later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low to mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Rain at times, with a slight chance of snow in the north at night.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s.
  • Lows in the 30s to around 40 on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or possibly snow on Monday, and then a slight chance of rain at times.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s early, and possibly warmer later in the week.
  • Lows in the low to mid 30s early, and warmer later in the week.

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