Thunderstorms expected in Eastern Washington

Published On: May 13 2013 06:54:53 AM PDT   Updated On: May 13 2013 08:53:23 AM PDT
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SPOKANE, Wash. -

 The National Weather Service says thunderstorms are possible in Eastern Washington Monday afternoon as a cold front sweeps through the Inland Northwest.

Forecasters say it could bring the first widespread rain in three weeks with locally heavy downpours in places.

Forecasters also say cooler temperatures this week will ease the snowmelt and allow many Eastern Washington rivers to recede.