Soil moisture levels across the Inland Northwest are very low for this time of year, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. Marilynn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said while we may see some clouds from time to time, she’s not expecting many changes as we start a new month.
“We had a little bit of a weather pattern change where the systems were coming at us from the west, which, at least the mountains were getting rain, but the overall looking pattern going into May is for a ridge over the western United States, which usually means dry conditions and above normal temperatures. Not a lot of hope in the moisture department there.”
Lohmann noted the region may see hit and miss showers Wednesday and Thursday with no great accumulations expected. And she expects windy conditions to move in over the weekend.
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