Don’t let wet weather get you down in the dumps, sunshine is en route! -Nikki
Here is your local weather forecast for February 23, 2020.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The wet weather system will be short-lived, so if you’re feeling a little gloomy with all the cloud cover and wet weather – hang in there!
The bulk of our rain and snow showers already happened for our region. Throughout the rest of the evening and overnight, that weather system will mainly hover over parts of north Idaho and western Montana. Mountains in western Washington will continue to see some snowfall here and there. For the greater Spokane area, we can expect some rain showers on and off with a lot of dark clouds until sunset.
Potential for more wet weather lingers into our Monday morning. A very slight potential, but be prepared, just in case! That weather system is sticking around. Again, mainly over parts of north Idaho and western Montana. Tomorrow morning for Spokane will be partly cloudy. We’ll get to see the sunshine once again. That sunshine looks like it’ll stick around for the work week. We’ll see if that forecast sticks. Overall, just passing clouds with a slight potential for wet weather tomorrow morning.
Monday night will be very calm, with the exception of wind. Conditions should stay dry. We’ll see partly cloudy skies with relatively average overnight low temperatures.
Winds are what we are keeping an eye on this evening. There is a wind advisory throughout 6 p.m. The region is experiencing strong winds from the southwest. Speeds up to 30 mph and gusts up to 45 mph. Stronger wind speeds are expected for higher elevations. If you have trash bins out in front of the house, bring them in before they get blown away!
I personally like to coin the term “Interesting Hair Day” in breezy conditions like today and tomorrow (when we are expecting more gusty winds). Mainly because saying someone can expect a Bad Hair Day isn’t fun for anyone, and we’re all pretty interesting. Though, the extra oomph in your hair because of the wind makes extra interesting. The more you know!
Tonight’s overnight lows will sit in the low 30s and upper 20s. Areas in and around Colville and Deer Park will see the coolest conditions overnight. Towards the Spokane area, temperatures will stay near 30 degrees.
Afternoon high temperatures for your Monday will be in the mid 40s. Average high this time of year is around 41 degrees. Moses Lake will get into the low 50s. North Idaho can expect temperatures into the low 40s as well.
Let’s talk extended forecast! Again, we are already in temperatures slightly above average. If you think that’s “warm” for this time of year, it’ll get warmer into the end of the work week. We may get into the mid 50s around Friday. Tonight and into early Monday is really the only significant day we are expecting wet weather. Should be dry for the week. There is a chance for rain showers next weekend. Still days out, so we’re keeping a close eye on it.
Happy Sunday, and have a great rest of your weekend! -Nikki
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