Amazing thunderstorms light up the night sky - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Amazing thunderstorms light up the night sky

Photo courtesy of William "Bill" Lucas Photo courtesy of William "Bill" Lucas
SPOKANE, Wash. - Heavy thunderstorms rolled through the region Friday night. The area saw rain, sleet, hail, graupel, thunder & lightning as a cluster of storms moved over the Inland Northwest at about 10pm Friday. Through the course of the storm we saw .55" of rain fall in less then two hours and added .03" to our snow total for the year with sleet, hail and graupel, bringing our seasonal total to 98 inches. Also Summer officially begins today with the solstice at 10:45pm here in the Pacific Time Zone.

Saturday, we can expect a well deserved break with partly cloudy skies, light winds and mild temperatures at 72 degrees. Tonight will be fairly mild with increasing clouds.

Father's Day Sunday, will be breezy with winds at 5-15 and gust to 25 mph. Temperatures will be cooler, only reaching into the mid 60's. Clouds and a chance of showers and thunderstorms will pop up again tomorrow afternoon. 

Coeur d'Alene Iron Man competitors will see mostly cloudy skies, temperatures for the 7 am start will be about 53 degrees ( water temperatures in the lake will actually be warmer then the air temps at 65 degrees).  Showers and thunderstorms are a possibility for Sunday afternoon. The cooler temperatures are perfect for the run, but the rain could be a major issue, particularly for the biking portion of the race.

Be Safe and good luck to all of the competitors.

Leslie Lowe
KHQ Weather

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