Freezing temperatures expected to continue through weekend

<p><p>Overnight temperatures in Spokane will drop to near zero or below the next three nights, according to the National Weather Service. </p></p><p><p>“These are bitterly cold, arctic temperatures,” said Miranda Cote, meteorologist at the weather service in Spokane.</p></p><p><p>The <a href=”” target=”_blank”>low temperature Monday</a> was 9 degrees, with a high of 14 Tuesday. Those temperatures are about 10 to 15 degrees below average for this time of year, Cote said.</p></p><p><p>“We are pretty well-below normal,” she said.</p></p><p><p>The overnight low temperature for Wednesday night is forecast to be 2 degrees, according to the weather service.</p></p><p><p>There’s a 20% chance of snow after 10 p.m. Wednesday, with wind chill values as low as 6 degrees below zero.</p></p><p><p>Throughout the rest of the week, high temperatures are forecast to be in the teens, then topping out at 20 on New Year’s Day.</p></p><p><p>The low overnight Thursday is expected to be zero and drop to 3 below overnight Friday, the weather service said.</p></p><p><p>Another storm system could blow into town Thursday, potentially bringing an inch of snow to the Spokane area and heavier snow south on the Palouse.</p></p><p><p>Cote encouraged people to dress in warm layers and keep as much skin as possible covered. Frostbite and hypothermia are possible when exposed to these extreme temperatures for a long time, Cote said.</p></p><p><!–[photoset id=11659]–></p>