Frosty Monday morning with a chance for snowflakes – Matt
SPOKANE, Wash.– No, we’re not kidding. We’ll have a chance for some May snow showers in the Inland Northwest. Don’t overthink it though, it won’t be sticking unless its up in the mountains. Wet weather just hasn’t left us alone and we are expecting showers to come down out of Canada overnight. Temperatures will drop into the low to mid 30s and a Frost Advisory is in place for Kootenai, Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, and Grant counties until 8 a.m. Cover the plants!
Showers will reach Spokane and Coeur d’Alene as the sun is rising on Monday morning. Since this is the coldest part of the day, the snow level will be close to the valley floors. We’ll see snow or a rain snow mix to start followed by rain as we warm up through 9 a.m. The area with the highest odds to see snow will be in northern Kootenai County including Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, Hayden Lake, Athol, and Bayview. Once again, don’t expect much if anything to stick. It’s May after all. Any snow that doesn’t melt on contact will be melting very quickly later in the morning.
For the rest of Monday we’ll see scattered rain or graupel showers, mainly in Northeast Washington and the Panhandle. Other parts of the region like the Palouse and Columbia Basin will be pretty quiet on Monday. Temperatures in the afternoon will reach the upper 40s to low 50s, still pretty chilly for this time of the year.
More frost is likely on Tuesday morning with some spotty afternoon showers again in the afternoon. Temperatures will rise a bit with some more sun on Wednesday, but another system on Thursday and Friday will keep us away from the 60s. That storm is expected to clear us by next weekend, which is looking pretty darn nice right now.
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