Temperatures dropped significantly for the final week of October across the Inland Northwest. Some locations reported overnight lows this week in the single digits, and it does not look those bone chilling temperatures will be going anywhere soon.
Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said blame a weak low that brought in air from northern Alaska and Canada. A few isolated snow showers in extreme eastern Washington, northern Idaho, were reported with this system, but outside of that, this arctic chill has been dry.
“We’re looking at another seven days of dry weather which is a little bit troubling….the last two weeks have been fairly dry for our area. So, dry and cold is the word through the end of the work week.”
Lohmann says the cold temperatures are expected to last through Halloween, so be sure to bundle up your little ghosts and goblins. Lohmann added temperatures expected to moderate and return to normal over the weekend, and as we look at the start of another work week.
“There’s a weak front that should move through Sunday night, into Monday, and that will bring more westerly flow, and start to bring a little milder air back in. That’s not expected to produce a lot in the way of precipitation a few mountain showers. And then the extended out look through the first full week of November, does call for temperatures returning to near normal levels but precipitation levels, however, will be below normal.”
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