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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

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  • 23°
  • 20°

Bundle Up!

Cold Arctic air will continue to drive biting temperatures into the Inland Northwest through the middle of the week. While we will see plenty of sunshine, daytime highs will only push into the low to mid 20's, overnight lows will drop into the single digits with wind chill temperatures dropping down to -5 to -10 below zero.  Make sure that you are prepared for the elements, bring your outdoor pets in and check on your neighbors!

KHQ Chief Forecaster

Leslie Lowe  

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Tuesday
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  • 23°
  • 20°

Increasing Clouds

Wednesday
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  • 26°

Mostly Sunny

Thursday
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  • 29°

Partly Sunny

Friday
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  • 33°
  • 14°

Partly Sunny, Overnight Snow

Saturday
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  • 35°
  • 13°

50% Chance Snow

Sunday
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  • 34°
  • 25°

40% Chance Snow

Monday
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  • 34°
  • 24°

70% Chance Snow

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 11°(Feels like 11°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.16 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:47:50 am
  • Sunset: 05:19:07 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Monday
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  • 22°
  • -2°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 22°

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
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  • 24°
  • 10°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 30°

Plenty of sun

Friday
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  • 30°
  • 20°

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 13°

Chance of a few snow showers

Sunday
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  • 34°
  • 22°

Snow showers possible

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • -6°(Feels like -6°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.14 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:45 am
  • Sunset: 05:19:06 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Monday
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  • 21°
  • -1°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 21°

More clouds than sun

Wednesday
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  • 25°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
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  • 30°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 29°
  • 23°

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 20°

Periods of snow

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 24°

Snow showers possible

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • -9°(Feels like -22°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: ENE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.14 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:55 am
  • Sunset: 05:17:00 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Monday
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  • 19°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 22°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 25°
  • 12°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 28°
  • 11°

Partly cloudy

Friday
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  • 30°
  • 23°

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 18°

Snow showers

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 23°

Snow showers possible

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 10°(Feels like 1°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:49:03 am
  • Sunset: 05:20:34 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Monday
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  • 15°
  • -4°

Clear

Tuesday
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  • 21°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 26°
  • 15°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
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  • 28°
  • 11°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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  • 30°
  • 25°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 25°

Snow likely

Sunday
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  • 32°
  • 25°

Snow likely

Currently in Pullman as of

  • -5°(Feels like -5°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:25 am
  • Sunset: 05:19:49 pm
  • Humidity: 80
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Monday
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  • 22°
  • -5°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 22°

More clouds than sun

Wednesday
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  • 25°
  • 11°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
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  • 29°
  • 11°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 28°
  • 22°

A few afternoon snow showers

Saturday
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  • 33°
  • 19°

Periods of snow

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 24°

Some afternoon light snow

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 5°(Feels like -6°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:48 am
  • Sunset: 05:15:02 pm
  • Humidity: 78
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Monday
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  • 24°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 24°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 27°
  • 11°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
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  • 31°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 31°
  • 24°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 36°
  • 20°

Snow likely

Sunday
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  • 35°
  • 25°

Chance of a few snow showers

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 11°(Feels like 11°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.16 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:51 am
  • Sunset: 05:18:16 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Monday
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  • 21°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 22°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 25°
  • 12°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 28°
  • 11°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 30°
  • 24°

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 19°

Snow showers possible

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 24°

Snow showers

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 10°(Feels like 1°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:32 am
  • Sunset: 05:20:29 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Monday
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  • 18°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 23°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 28°
  • 16°

A few clouds

Thursday
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  • 30°
  • 14°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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  • 32°
  • 28°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 35°
  • 25°

Snow

Sunday
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  • 34°
  • 27°

Snow showers possible

Currently in Colfax as of

  • -5°(Feels like -5°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:39 am
  • Sunset: 05:20:36 pm
  • Humidity: 80
  • 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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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, February 19th

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    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:45 AM EST2018-02-20 05:45:16 GMT

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