Washington waits its turn for rain as Idaho sees a few showers

SPOKANE, Wash.—Scattered showers over North Idaho Tuesday had some residents of eastern Washington wondering when their turn for rain will come.

According to reports from the National Weather Service in Spokane, eastern Washington is going to have to wait its turn until next week to get a chance for rain.

The rain in Idaho came after a high-pressure system kept moisture out of the Inland Northwest for most of July.

While NWS-Spokane reported just around one-tenth of an inch around the mountainous regions in Idaho, the people in the area where happy to see a change in the weather.

Meteorologist Bryce Williams with the NWS-Spokane said the rest of The Inland Northwest could be seeing a change in the weather patterns starting next week. He said while more than 40 days without rain in Spokane puts this summer as the eleventh driest summer recorded, he is not too worried.

“Forty days without rain is nothing unusual,” said Williams.

He said eastern Washington could see some of the rain Idaho did before this summer breaks into the top 10 driest summers list.

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