Main weather headline is the incoming thunderstorms on Friday. Before jumping into that, Thursday will be fairly warm with mid- 70s for Spokane. A few locations out west towards Wenatchee may see a spotty shower in the afternoon.
On Friday, a wave of energy riding the jet stream from Southern Alaska and down the Pacific coast arrives Friday. This will prompt widespread showers and a few scattered thunderstorms during the late afternoon hours, mainly after 3pm. These storms iwll be non-severe but may have small hail or gusty winds. The rain will be heavy, but we're not expecting any flooding either. So all-in-all this will be less intense than the storms we saw Thursday and Friday last week.
The Memorial Day weekend may start a little wet with area showers Saturday, but the remainder of the weekend will be dry and warmer with highs in the mid 70s.
The warming trend continues for the rest of May with highs close to 80 degrees to close out the month. Our usual warm spots near Moses Lakes should easily top 80 degrees several days next week.
- KREM 2 Meteorologist Thomas Patrick
Look for temperatures to warm into the mid 70s on Thursday.
A cool front Friday will drop temperatures into the 60s as rain and thunderstorms move across the Inland Northwest.
Expect lingering showers Saturday but warming temperatures into the low 70s. Mostly dry and warmer weather is in store for Sunday and Monday.