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Temps soar as rain returns to the forecast

High temperatures climb into the 40s starting Friday meaning an incoming storm will bring widespread rain to lower elevations.
Credit: KREM 2 News

SPOKANE, Wash. — 37 degrees sure felt nice on Thursday! The bump in temperatures combined with a little sunshine did a great job of melting snow and boosting moods. If you enjoyed Thursday, there's some good news. Warm temperatures stick around and aside from Sunday, there's a little sun offered each day.

When it comes to the chance of rain and snow, a pair of storms sitting off the coast remain at play in the days to come. The first hits Vancouver Island tomorrow bringing plenty of rain to the West Side and Snow to the Cascades. Here in eastern Washington and North Idaho, the first storm doesn't offer much. 

A little light rain Friday evening through early Saturday morning is about it. A little snow will fall in the mountains or areas above 3,000 to 3,500 feet. All in all, it's not much out of this first storm before we have a warm, dry Saturday. 

Get this. Mostly cloudy skies will offer a little sunshine during the day as temperatures climb to the mid 40s! That will feel a whole lot like March before the second storm hits Sunday. 

Right now models are indicating the storm will hit a little north of Friday's, putting snow and rain in Spokane Sunday. It's likely a little snow and rain mixing early in the day. But with temperatures climbing to near 40 degrees in the afternoon, it's all rain and the snow that falls down low will all melt by the time the sun sets. 

Temps stay pretty mild through much of next week. However, it's just the start of February... The Ground Hog says 6 more weeks of winter, but in the real world, meteorological spring is less than a month away!

-KREM 2 Chief Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo

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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.

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