Powerful storms headed for Washington state

KREM 2's Briana Bermensolo has more on the rain expected to hit Western Washington. (10/12/16 at 4 p.m.)

SPOKANE, Wash. -- It’s time to say goodbye to our sunny weather for now. Thursday ushers in a cool, wet weather pattern.

The biggest impact of approaching storms, looking ahead to the weekend, will likely be strong winds on Friday.

A concern for Friday is downed trees and limbs resulting in power outages. If you experience any outages, follow these links for Avista, Kootenai Electric, Inland Power and Light, and Vera Water and Power


Rain hits the west side of Washington Wednesday and pushes inland overnight Thursday.

Expect showers when you wake up if you live in Central Washington. Widespread rain is likely mid-day Thursday for Eastern WA and the Idaho Panhandle. Shower activity will continue through the evening hours.

Snow levels in the mountains will be around 4,000 feet to start the day Thursday and lift to 6,000 feet by the afternoon.


Windy across the entire Inland Northwest. Thursday night and Friday’s passing storm expected to produce VERY windy conditions.

Strong winds for all of our area with gusts 35-45, with the potential to gust up to 50 mph.

The strongest winds will be along the Palouse, Columbia Basin, and Spokane Area. Cities including: Spokane, CDA, Davenport, Colfax and Pullman should expect gusts pushing 50 mph.

Possible damage: downed tree limbs and power outages.

(Right now, damage is NOT expected to be anywhere close to the Wind Storm from last November. The Wind Storm of 2015 packed 70 mph winds.)


Shower activity is likely for Saturday afternoon and evening.

Rain could be heavy at times.

Showers will continue on Sunday with 10-20 MPH winds expected to finish the weekend. 

Share your photos of fall with us on social media using the #KREMFall hashtag, and you can also always send your weather pictures to Briana via Twitter at @KREMBriana


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