Wet weather arrives tonight, soggy start to Thursday- Matt
SPOKANE, Wash.– The first big-time rain of the season is on the way, but not everyone in the Inland Northwest will get a good soaking.
What we’re tracking
Thunderstorms have already moved into parts of North Idaho and we will see scattered showers and isolated storms increase in coverage as we head later into the night. Our first raindrops around Spokane and Couer d’Alene from this storm will likely come late Wednesday evening. Sprinkles are likely in the early evening around the Palouse and L-C Valley regions.
The track of the storm still leaves some doubt as to how much rain we’ll see in Eastern Washington. North Idaho can be pretty confident that there will be some decent rain, but since the Inland Northwest is right on the edge of the storm, the prospects for a soaker in Spokane are about 50/50.
Plan your Thursday
Make sure to have the rain jacket handy in the morning, even if it’s just a sprinkle. Areas that do get rain will be seeing it up through lunchtime before conditions start to dry out. You won’t be able to get away with shorts or other summer clothes either. It will be cloudy and breezy along with the rain so there will be a bit of a chill in the air. Highs may creep up to around 70 degrees, but that’s it for the first day of fall. You can put the rain gear away in the afternoon as this storm moves out of the area.
Spokane and Couer d’Alene forecast
Parts of Kootenai County could see over half of an inch of rain from Thursday’s storm. Spokane is looking at a quarter of an inch at most. Either way, it’s the wettest forecast we’ve put out in a long time. It’s a good thing too, because there’s basically no other chance for rain for the next several days. Weather for the last week of September will have summer-like warmth with upper 70s and low 80s for highs starting Sunday.
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