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Saturday, October 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Warm weather, clear skies forecast for Hoopfest weekend, National Weather Service says

UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

There’s a slim chance of storms Friday for travelers heading into Spokane via Interstate 90, but the National Weather Service predicts clear skies by game time for Hoopest on Saturday.

The wet weather of this week is trending toward less precipitation, NWS meteorologist Steve Vodnar said.

Plus, the temperature is forecast to reach the upper 70s Saturday and the low 80s Sunday.

“Winds should be light. It should be a great weekend,” Vodnar said.

The Spokane forecast office’s storm-detecting radar is undergoing an upgrade that won’t be done until July 5, so NWS is carefully tracking any storms that could head toward Spokane. Vodnar said there are some storms predicted in the Colville National Forest.

“You can’t rule out a real slight chance that one of those showers makes its way into Spokane,” he said.

In addition to ALERT Spokane, the county’s mass notification system, emergency management has set up a text notification system available for Hoopfest to alert participants in high-risk situations, including storms.

To opt in, text “HOOPFEST” to 99411.

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