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Warmer week will follow Monday’s record-low temperatures in Spokane

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2020

Mark Cornwall shovels the sidewalk outside of his son's house with wife Ginny Cornwal (not pictured) on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 in Spokane's South Hill neighborhood. Overnight low temperatures are expected to be in the teens until Tuesday night.  (Libby Kamrowski/ THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
Mark Cornwall shovels the sidewalk outside of his son's house with wife Ginny Cornwal (not pictured) on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 in Spokane's South Hill neighborhood. Overnight low temperatures are expected to be in the teens until Tuesday night. (Libby Kamrowski/ THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

After a snowy weekend, record-low temperatures hit Spokane early Monday morning, but a warmer week is on the way, according to the National Weather Service Spokane.

The temperature fell to 14 degrees early Monday. The old record low for Oct. 26 was 19 in 1978.

Spokane was headed for a second record on Monday as well. As of 4 p.m. with the sun low in the sky, the warmest the temperature had been during the day was 32.

The previous record lowest high temperature for the day was 35 in 1919.

The rest of the week is expected to look more like a typical October with high temperatures in the low 50s, said Joey Clevenger, National Weather Service meteorologist.

“These are going to be the coolest days for the foreseeable future,” Clevenger said.

 (Molly Quinn / The Spokesman-Review)
(Molly Quinn / The Spokesman-Review)

A patchy morning fog is expected to blanket Spokane for the next few mornings before temperatures rise to highs in the low-50s and lows in the mid-30s.

“We’re going to be pretty close to the seasonal norm for this time of year,” Clevenger said.

Most of the snow from the weekend will likely melt by Thursday, he said.

The next weather system that could bring precipitation is expected to come Friday and Saturday.

“With our temperatures we’re not expecting it to bring more snow – just a bit of rain,” Clevenger said.

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