It will feel like fall by the end of the week – Matt

SPOKANE, Wash.– Enjoy these last few days of “Summer-tober.” Real fall weather is on the way.

What we’re tracking

Severe wildfire conditions are ongoing on Sunday in Western Washington. As winds begin to stagnate this week we will likely see air quality impacts again on the eastern edge of the Cascades.

We are also honing in on a big pattern change that will make it feel like fall and take away some of our sunshine. As of this moment, we’re looking at the most impactful weather being next Saturday with rain showers and the first mountain snow of the season.

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Plan your Sunday

It should be another fairly calm day on Monday. You don’t have to pull out the cool-weather clothes yet, but maybe get them out of storage for later in the week. We will tie the record for 70-plus degree days in October on Monday with 17!

Plan Your Monday

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Spokane and Couer d’Alene forecast

Slowly but surely our high temperatures will settle from the mid-70s this weekend to the low 70s by midweek.  The high pressure over us will have faded away on Thursday, which will open the door for the storm on the way for this weekend. Rain showers will reach the Cascades as early as late Friday afternoon. Winds will pick up next Friday and Saturday as the cooler air rushes in from the northwest. You’ll need to cover your plants and get out the sweaters starting Saturday!

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