SPOKANE, Wash.– As you have probably guessed when we watched the skies clouding over on Saturday evening, the good times are over for a little bit as far as weather this Memorial Day weekend. Showers will drizzle around the Inland Northwest into the evening. Most of the wet weather will be south of I-90 as a storm system tracks inland from Portland to the Blue Mountains. Expect rain around the Blues, southern Palouse, and L-C Valley overnight and into Sunday morning. Temperatures will hover in the upper 40s.
Further north around Spokane and the northern Panhandle of Idaho it will be a quiet, cloudy start to Sunday. However, heavy showers and thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon with temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s. These will be slow moving storms and will be coming out of the northeast, a more unusual direction for us. Storms are most likely to form from the Montana state line west to Spokane and Kettle Falls, south to the St. Joe River, and North to the Canada border. When thunder roars, head indoors!
Rain sticks around north Idaho Sunday night and we will wake up on Monday to some showers moving east to west. Expect some clearing in the afternoon, but highs will only reach the low 60s again and skies will stay mostly cloudy.
The weather really gets nice after the long weekend. Highs will be in the 70s until next weekend! Look for more storms to show up next Thursday evening or Friday, similar to this past week. The middle of the week though is looking pretty darn good.
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