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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
  • 67°
  • 37°

Sunshine Continues

The sun continues throughout the Inland Northwest for the latter half of the weekend. Temperatures Sunday once again soaring well above average to nearly 10-15 degrees above normal. Generally, we should be sitting around 55 to 56 degrees in Spokane this time of year. Instead we are hovering in the mid to upper 60's. That trend continues through the first part of the week. The changes start to appear Wednesday with an increase of clouds, slightly cooler temperatures and yes a chance for rain returning Thursday and the end of the week.

KHQ Weathercaster
~ Ryan Overton

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 37°

Mostly Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 40°

Mostly Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 42°

Mostly Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 40°

Incrs. Clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 40°

Chc. Showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 42°

Iso. Showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 39°

Partly Cloudy

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 40°(Feels like 40°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:15:22 am
  • Sunset: 05:51:21 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 29°

Clear

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 32°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 33°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 37°

A few clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 32°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 36°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 35°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 32°(Feels like 26°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:16:29 am
  • Sunset: 05:51:40 pm
  • Humidity: 88
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 37°

Mainly clear

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 38°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 38°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 42°

A few clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 38°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 41°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 41°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 40°(Feels like 33°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:13:37 am
  • Sunset: 05:49:25 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 37°

Mainly clear

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 38°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 38°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 41°

A few clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 37°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 41°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 39°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 42°(Feels like 39°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:16:40 am
  • Sunset: 05:52:56 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 43°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 42°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 43°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 43°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 40°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 44°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 43°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:13:15 am
  • Sunset: 05:52:10 pm
  • Humidity: 50
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 31°

Clear

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 34°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 34°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 38°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 36°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 37°

Late day light rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 37°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 30°(Feels like 30°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:13:23 am
  • Sunset: 05:47:27 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 40°

Mainly clear

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 40°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 39°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 43°

A few clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 39°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 43°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 42°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 40°(Feels like 40°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:14:33 am
  • Sunset: 05:50:39 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 38°

Mainly clear

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 39°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 39°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 42°

A few clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 38°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 42°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 40°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 42°(Feels like 39°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:16:15 am
  • Sunset: 05:52:53 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 41°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 43°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 44°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 44°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 42°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 45°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 44°

More clouds than sun

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:14:27 am
  • Sunset: 05:52:57 pm
  • Humidity: 50
  • Visibility: 8 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.
    • 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.

    • Hayley Guenthner

      Hayley Guenthner joined the KHQ news team as an anchor/reporter in January 2016.

    • Joe McHale

      Joe McHale joined the KHQ news team in December 2015, and can’t wait to explore the Inland Northwest.

  • 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.
    • 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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