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Cloudy but warm days ahead for Spokane

It'll be the warmest days of the year so far. 70s finally in the forecast for Thursday.

SPOKANE, Wash. — A building ridge of high pressure over the Northwest will push temperatures to their warmest levels they've been all year. Upper- 60s forecast today in Spokane, and may fall just short of 70 due to the expansive cloud cover and even some light showers that are possible through about 10-11 am.

Thursday will easily be in the 70s thanks to that ridge and a southwesterly breeze that'll push us over the top. Spokane forecast is 76°. Of course, this is a record for the latest first 70 degree day of the year (record: May 21) and stretch of consecutive days below 70 degrees in a row (record: 226).

The next storm system hits the PNW Thursday evening and early Friday morning. The cold front arrives with rain and possibly thunderstorms for portions of eastern Washington and north-central Idaho.

Temps get cooler for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Highs around 60 degrees Saturday and Sunday, with Sunday carrying some showers for the region. Monday will be in the mid- 60s with a chance for showers.

-KREM 2 Meteorologist Thomas Patrick

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About the KREM 2 Weather Team

  • Jeremy LaGoo is the KREM 2 Chief Meteorologist, He joined KREM in October of 2020. You can watch Jeremy weeknights on KREM 2 News at 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 10:00. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Thomas Patrick is the Up with KREM meteorologist from 5:00 to 9:00 am and noon. Thomas joined KREM in January 2019. Thomas is an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist since 2015. He also serves as a KREM 2 weather and science reporter.
  • Michelle Boss joined the KREM 2 StormTracker team in 1999 and can be seen on the weekend evening forecast. She previously worked as a meteorologist at WEHT in Evansville, IN, and WOWT in Omaha, NE.