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Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Thunderstorms drench Spokane and flood roads and businesses

A flood watch was in effect across Eastern Washington and North Idaho as heavy rain and thunderstorms began Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Red flag warning in Spokane due to overnight, morning thunderstorms

Forecasted wind gusts reaching 50 mph and lightning could combine to spark wildfires in the Columbia Basin, on the Palouse and near Spokane, the National Weather Service warned. The warning …


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Thunderstorms rake region with lightning, wind and rain

Thunderstorms raked Eastern Washington and North Idaho on Monday night with winds topping 50 mph in some area while dumping rain and hail.


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Thunderstorms rake region with lightning, wind and rain

Thunderstorms raked Eastern Washington and North Idaho on Monday night with winds topping 50 mph in some area while dumping rain and hail.


Thousands without power in Pacific Northwest thunderstorms

A series of thunderstorms rolling through Western Washington downed trees and power lines, but no serious injuries were reported.


Gulf of Mexico waters are freakishly warm, which could mean explosive springtime storms

Water temperatures at the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and near south Florida are on fire. They spurred a historically warm winter from Houston to Miami and could fuel …


Severe weather leads to warnings in region

The National Weather Service has issued a series of watches and warnings for a mix of severe weather through this evening


Weathercatch: Why thunderstorms are uncommon in Pacific Northwest

Loud rumbles and spectacular lightning bolts get far more notice in Spokane than in Chicago or Miami. Where the Windy City gets an average of 39 thunderstorms each year, the …


Hot harbinger: Torrid summer a glimpse into region’s future

Heat, massive wildfires and violent thunderstorms: The summer of 2014 will be remembered for its intensity and disruption. Climate scientists say it is also a look into the future.


Thunderstorms may cool off hot Northwest

SEATTLE — Forecasters say near-record temperatures Monday in the Northwest will likely be followed by thunderstorms Tuesday that could spark more wildfires.


Thunderstorms forecast Wednesday in Washington

SEATTLE — Forecasters say a stormy day Wednesday could bring heavy rain to Western Washington and thunderstorms to Eastern Washington where lightning could spark new wildfires and flash floods could …


UPDATED: Tue., June 3, 2014, 9:13 p.m.

Hit-or-miss storm floods city streets

A second round of thunderstorms is predicted across the Inland Northwest tonight as an upper-level low pressure area sends a new wave of storm energy across the area during peak …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2013, 10:17 a.m.

Overnight wind storm topples massive South Hill pines

Overnight storms brought strong winds but little precipitation to Eastern and Central Washington. Classes were canceled in some school districts due to power outages.


Overnight storms knock out power in Spokane Valley

Avista reports it has restored power to about 7,000 homes affected by last night’s severe thunderstorms. About a fifth of an inch of rain fell at Felts Field overnight and …


Thunderstorms moving toward Inland NW

Thunderstorms, some potentially severe, are moving northward toward the Inland Northwest this afternoon and may arrive by 11 p.m., forecasters said today.


Warm week forecast for Washington

SEATTLE — The National Weather Service forecasts above-normal temperatures this week in Western Washington while a chance of thunderstorm lightning mid-week brings the danger of wildfires to Eastern Washington.


Inland NW thunderstorms could fire up again this afternoon

A new round of thunderstorms is possible across the region after 2 p.m. today as a large Pacific storm moves through the Inland Northwest.


Cooler, wetter week ahead in Washington

SEATTLE — Forecasters say Washington is in for a change in weather to a cool, wet spell that is expected to last the rest of the week. The National Weather …


Weather change brings chance of thunderstorms

The warmest stretch of May weather since 2006 is giving way today to cooler and showery weather with a chance of thunderstorms arriving for several hours this evening.


Thunderstorms possible in Eastern Washington

SPOKANE — The National Weather Service says thunderstorms are possible in Eastern Washington this afternoon as a cold front sweeps through the Inland Northwest. Forecasters say it could bring the …


Weather: Expect thunderstorms this spring

As we go farther along into spring, the number of thunderstorms across the Inland Northwest will likely increase. This is the time of year when the warmer air from the …


Red-flag warning hoisted for lightning and fire danger

The National Weather Service today has posted a red-flag fire warning for the potential of new wild fires triggered by thunderstorms starting late tonight.


Wildfire danger in Eastern Washington

SPOKANE — The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for critical wildfire danger in Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon and Northern Idaho.


Summer warmth here to stay

The forecast for the Inland Northwest is getting a bit redundant this week: sunny with highs in the middle 80s.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2012, 2:40 p.m.

Golf ball-sized hail dropped by thunderstorms

The threat of severe thunderstorms has diminished across the Spokane region as a round of thunderstorms pounded the Inland Northwest this afternoon, bringing a risk of flash flooding and golf …


Thunderstorm potential spurs flood warning

A flash flood watch is in effect across the Inland Northwest today for a potential repeat of powerful thunderstorms that hit the region over the past week. National Weather Service …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2012, 5:52 p.m.

Rain, thunderstorm risk reduced for tonight

The sizzling heat of the past week could get dampened starting tonight. Earlier today, the National Weather Service upped the chance of rain and thunderstorms to 90 percent tonight, but …


Thunderstorms possible tonight; warm days ahead

Strong thunderstorms are possible in parts of the Inland Northwest tonight, bringing strong winds, lightning and hail, the National Weather Service says.


Thunderstorms in forecast today, Saturday

A risk of thunderstorms returns to the forecast today, and some of them could be severe, the National Weather Service said.