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Leslie Lowe began her career in radio before transitioning in to television in 2003. She joined the KHQ news team in December of 2008, just in time to kick off the snowiest winter on record for Spokane. Leslie is the lead forecaster for KHQ, and joined Spokane's number one morning show in September 2013.

Being a part of our community has been very important to Leslie for many years. Helping raise thousands of dollars for Special Olympics by taking the "Polar Plunge" and going "Over the Edge" rappelling down Spokane's tallest building. She enjoys emceeing numerous events for Spokane's Lilac Association, Spokane Valley Firefighters, The Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels, Providence Health Care and Susan G. Komen's "Race for a Cure".

Her career highlight was interviewing Jimmy Fallon, right before he took over "The Tonight Show ".

Leslie attended Central Oregon Community College, The American School of Broadcast and MSU (Go Bulldogs).

When not working, Leslie can be found traveling with her husband, hanging out with the family and friends or working out. And hopes one day to write children's books.

Weather Forecast Discussion

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 55°

Grab your sunglasses and sunscreen! Plenty of sunshine and 80 degree temperatures continue through the first half of the weekend, one little "watch spot" mid-week, bringing the threat of pop-up showers and thunderstorms south and east of Spokane and CDA.

Leslie Lowe

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 55°

Mostly Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 59°

30% Showers & Partly Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 60°

Partly Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 58°

Mostly Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 59°

Mostly Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 60°

Iso. Showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 60°

Partly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:03:28 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:25 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 54°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 54°

Afternoon thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 52°

Morning showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 48°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 48°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 50°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 52°(Feels like 52°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:02:49 am
  • Sunset: 08:30:58 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 56°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 56°

Showers and thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 51°

A few morning showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 51°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 53°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 52°(Feels like 52°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:01:15 am
  • Sunset: 08:27:36 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 56°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 57°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 57°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 52°

Light rain in the morning

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 50°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 50°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 53°

A few clouds

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:04:58 am
  • Sunset: 08:30:26 pm
  • Humidity: 95
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 56°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 57°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 58°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 51°

Scattered thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 49°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 50°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:06:02 am
  • Sunset: 08:25:04 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 50°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 52°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 52°

A few thunderstorms possible

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 53°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 48°

Morning showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 48°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 50°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 48°(Feels like 48°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:58:13 am
  • Sunset: 08:28:43 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 56°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 57°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 58°

A few thunderstorms possible

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 54°

Showers ending by midday

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 51°

Morning showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 51°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 53°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:02:40 am
  • Sunset: 08:28:23 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 58°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 51°

Cloudy with rain in the morning

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 50°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 51°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

A few clouds

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:05:15 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:45 pm
  • Humidity: 95
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 57°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 60°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 52°

Showers ending by midday

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 50°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 52°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 54°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:06:32 am
  • Sunset: 08:26:37 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0
  • KHQ Anchors

    • Stephanie Vigil

      Stephanie is the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award and several Emmy awards.

    • Dan Kleckner

      Spokane and KHQ have been Dan's home since 1985.  Dan says, "it seems every year that goes by, I get to add to the incredible list of people I have had the chance to meet..."
    • Sean Owsley

      During his time at KHQ Sean has covered major stories that have shaped our area.
    • Kalae Chock

      Kalae is excited to be part of Spokane's #1 morning show with Sean Owsley, as KHQ's crime tracker reporter.  She also anchors the KHQ Saturday morning show.
       

    • Claire Graham

      Claire Graham is so excited to be part of the KHQ team! You can watch her Monday through Friday in the evenings, when she anchors the Fox First at 10 and 11@11 newscasts.
  • KHQ Reporters

    • Patrick Erickson

      Patrick Erickson was born and raised in the beautiful Inland Northwest and is a reporter for KHQ Local News and KAYU Fox First At Ten.
    • Katie Chen

      Katie Chen joined the KHQ news team as a Reporter/MMJ in June 2015.

    • Claire Graham

      Claire Graham is so excited to be part of the KHQ team! You can watch her Monday through Friday in the evenings, when she anchors the Fox First at 10 and 11@11 newscasts.
    • Matt Rogers

      In February of 2009, Matt's position at KHQ evolved when he was offered the opportunity to cover Sports.
    • Peter Maxwell

      Peter T. Maxwell Jr. joined the KHQ news team in 2017 as a reporter.

    • Caitlin Rearden

      Caitlin Rearden joined the KHQ news team in October of 2014 as the weekend anchor/reporter.
  • Weather

    • Leslie Lowe

      Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.
    • Blake Jensen

      Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.
    • Ryan Overton

      Ryan Overton joined KHQ news team in November of 2014 as a weekend weather anchor and a member of the SWX weather team. Ryan made the move from "the last frontier", Alaska after working in Anchorage.
    • Bridgette Larsen

      Bridgette Larsen is from the California Bay area and moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend school at Washington State University. A proud Coug, joined the KHQ team in December 2014.
    • Dave Law

      Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.
    • Amy Rose

      Amy's interest in weather came at a very young age. What started off as a fear of storms turned into a passion for weather and forecasting.
  • KHQ, SWX Sports

    • Sam Adams

      Sam Adams is the senior sports anchor at KHQ-TV and has helped to launch SWX, Spokane's first and only all-sports and weather channel.
    • Femi Abebefe

      Femi Abebefe joined the KHQ and SWX sports team as an Anchor/Reporter in August of 2016.
    • Lindsay Joy

      Lindsay joined the KHQ and SWX sports team in October of 2014 as an Anchor/Reporter.
      Lindsay joined the KHQ and SWX sports team in October of 2014 as an Anchor/Reporter.
    • Matt Rogers

      In February of 2009, Matt's position at KHQ evolved when he was offered the opportunity to cover Sports.
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