Sunny and blustery Tuesday after a cool start – Matt

SPOKANE, Wash.– It’s a great start to the week, and the temperatures will feel mighty fine on Tuesday too.

What we’re tracking

Gusty winds will blow across the region from the north on Tuesday. Winds will gust up to 30 mph around the area. Blowing dust and fire weather conditions are a possibility from the Okanogan Valley south to Moses Lake. A Fire Weather Watch is in place for the Omak area on Tuesday.

fire weather watch in Okanogan County, WA 9-20-22

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We’re also continuing to keep an eye on the track of a storm set to pass over us on Thursday. Right now it looks like much of the rain will end up in Idaho and many parts of Eastern Washington could miss out on some much-needed precipitation. We’ll see how things develop in the days ahead.

Plan your day

It will be a chillier start in the morning, and you may even need a jacket in places like Colville, Sandpoint, Newport, Chewelah, and Bonners Ferry. Areas sheltered from the wind could even see a little bit of frost!

Tuesday daypart forecast, windy with temperatures from the 50s to the 70s

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It will be breezy pretty much the whole day, so hold on to your hats! If you’re planning on traveling through the Columbia Basin take it slow if you run into a dust storm.

Otherwise, the weather looks pretty comfortable once again.

Spokane and Coeur d’Alene forecast

Temperatures will only hit the low 70s on Tuesday, but we’ll warm to around 75 degrees on Wednesday. Winds will calm a little bit on Tuesday night but will still be on the breezy side for Wednesday as well. Rain arrives in the metro late Wednesday night and is out of here by the end of the lunch hour on Thursday. The further east you are, the more rain you’re likely to see. Even if rain misses your house, temperatures will be quite cool. Highs for the first day of fall will only be in the mid-60s.

7 day forecast for the week of 9-19-22

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