Today: Cloudy skies and spotty showers throughout the day around Spokane...and a chance of isolated thunderstorms, mainly south of Spokane, this afternoon and evening. We have moisture streaming in from the southwest producing some of that rain today. Winds still stay generally calm, which means another nice window for firefighters on the front lines! High: 78°
Satellite & Radar: A large area of low pressure is barreling toward the Inland Northwest...that's going to produce some rain showers overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning, and as it moves inland tomorrow afternoon widespread thunderstorms look likely. Gusty winds, frequent lightning strikes, hail and brief periods of heavy downpours would all be possible with this setup. Lightning strikes obviously a concern to start new fires so a....
Red Flag Warning: is now in place across the lower Columbia Basin until 11pm on Wednesday. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible in that area today AND tomorrow. Lightning strikes and gusty outflow winds are the biggest concerns.
7-Day Forecast: Some lingering morning showers still possible Thursday morning as this boisterous low pressure system pushes out of the area...we'll see clearing skies by Thursday afternoon. From then on and drying and warming trend is back on! Temperatures will be back in the 90s, with sunshine, by the weekend!