SPOKANE, Wash. - Heavy rainfall caused major flooding throughout the Inland Northwest Thursday evening.
The City of Spokane issued a warning of standing water on roadways. Motorists were asked to slow down and use caution while driving.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Spokane through 6:00 p.m. Thursday. The NWS warned of torrential rain, reduced visibility and ponding on the roadway.
As of 6:05 p.m., Avista reported 1,000 people were without power. In Spokane Valley, 3,000 customers with Vera Water and Power were without power.
Flood watches and warnings were also issued for several other cities across the Inland Northwest. NWS said Coeur d'Alene may see heavy rain and urban flooding up until 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
Douglas and northern Grant Counties were issued a flood warning through 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Creeks and stream will continue to rise throughout the night. KXLY4 Meterologist Mark Peterson warned that conditions may present a higher risk of mudslides.
Friday will bring more wet weather, but Saturday will be dry.
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