June 2, 2011 in Idaho

Wet weather to let up by tonight

By The Spokesman-Review
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The Spokane River is expected to remain at or near flood stage through mid-June.
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Light rain this morning follows a pattern that dates back several months, but forecasters said a break should arrive on Friday.

The three months of March, April and May were the fourth wettest on record in Spokane and the wettest since 1997, according to the National Weather Service.

Spokane had 6.89 inches of precipitation during the three-month period.

The wet weather continues today with another chance of thunderstorms after 11 a.m. The wet weather should end after dark tonight.

The high today may only reach the lower 60s, which is nearly 10 degrees below normal.

Breezy conditions are likely later today. Winds are forecast out of the southwest at 11 to 21 mph.

Heavy thunder showers inundated portions of the North Side of Spokane on Wednesday night, flooding streets and slowing traffic. Large amounts of hail fell in some spots.

A portion of roadway at Pettet and T.J. Meenach drives was covered with eroded soil and rock and closed overnight. Crews were trying to repair the damage today.

A break in the cool spring weather is expected starting Friday when highs return to the middle 60s.

Warmer weather in the middle to upper 70s is likely on Saturday and Sunday. Monday could reach 81 in Spokane before another round of showers begins on Tuesday.

At 7 a.m., it was 47 at Spokane International Airport, 49 at Felts Field, 48 in Coeur d’Alene and Deer Park and 44 in Pullman.

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