Over the past week, temperatures across the Inland Northwest have dropped considerably; both daytime over overnight. Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service says you can blame high pressure that moved out of the area, really shutting off the heat to the area. The pattern change has lowered temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees, but if you go into the higher elevations, (those above 3,000’) temperatures are above normal. Unfortunately these colder temperatures did not usher in any showers or snow.
Lohmann said while we have not seen much measurable rain, not all hope is lost.
“It is interesting through, as we do see some small increases in the soil moisture from having the fog and low clouds, so they are somewhat beneficial. It does seem to be beneficial moisture tap from time to time.”
Speaking of the soil, Lohmann said temperatures have dropped on average five degrees, now to the mid 30s and lower 40s. But, are we going to see a change anytime soon, bringing precipitation in?
Don’t expect it.
“Most of the showers will be over the mountain type areas, and even those seem to be pretty limited with these next week or so systems.”
Lohman said she does expect air temperatures to warm as we hit the weekend.
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