AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for July 28 to August 3, 2018

Extreme Heat for Sunday to Tuesday; Modest Relief Later Next Week

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

There is bad news and good news in this weekly outlook. In the interest of saving the best for last, let us begin with the bad news. Hot weather will linger for several more days, with intense heat likely for most of the state during the Sunday to Tuesday timeframe. High temperatures should surge to well above 100 degrees for much of central Washington, while only the coast looks to be spared from the inferno.

However, there is good news as well. Despite the short-term heat, the oppressive conditions are expected to trend toward less hot days and increasingly pleasant nights by later next week. Temperatures are forecast to shift closer to, while still remaining above normal. There is no need to have any sweaters ready just yet, but slightly more tolerable conditions are set to hopefully arrive later in the period.


Key Points:

  • Hot on Saturday.
  • Extreme heat for Sunday to Tuesday.
  • The coast should be mainly spared from excessive heat.
  • Mostly dry, with increasing breezes for the middle of next week.
  • Continuing high fire danger, with heat and water stress issues for crops and people.
  • Some moderation late in the period.

Temperatures
  • Extreme heat from Sunday to Tuesday.
  • Slight moderation later in the period.

Precipitation
  • Mostly dry.

Wind
  • Increasing breezes around the middle of next week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - August 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018
  • Overall, near to above average temperatures and near to 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 mid 50s to mid 60s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 90s to low 100s on Saturday, and upper 90s to mid 100s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 60s on Saturday morning, and mid to upper 60s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 100s early, and then cooler.
  • Lows in the mid 60s to low 70s on Monday morning, and then warmer, and cooler later in the week.

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

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 70s to low 80s, except cooler at the coast, and lows in the low to mid 50s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s on Saturday, and upper 80s to around 100 on Sunday, except cooler at the coast.
  • 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 upper 80s to mid 90s on Monday, except cooler at the coast, and then cooler region-wide thereafter.
  • Lows in the upper 50s to 60s early, and then cooler.

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