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Flash flood watches issued for Chelan, Okanogan and Ferry counties

UPDATED: Mon., May 18, 2020

 (National Weather Service)
(National Weather Service)

With a rainy week ahead, flash flood watches and advisories were issued Monday for much of North Idaho and areas north of Spokane.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Chelan and Okanogan counties for areas burned in recent wildfires in the Upper East Cascades, said weather service meteorologist Rocco Pelatti. A flood watch also was issued for the Kettle River including Ferry County above Curlew.

A flash flood advisory was issued for central Lincoln County including Davenport and Creston due to potential heavy rain and thunderstorms, according to NWS.

While increased precipitation in the Spokane area is expected to cause the Spokane River to rise, “no flooding is expected at this time,” Pelatti said.

Temperatures on Tuesday are forecast for the mid-60s with a drop to the 50s from Wednesday through Friday, Pelatti said.

It should be “just really wet and unsettled until Friday and then dry over the weekend,” Pelatti said.

Temperatures are forecast to climb to the mid-60s over the weekend and could even hit 70 in downtown Spokane on Monday, Pelatti said.

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