Freezing temperatures expected to continue though weekend

<p><p>Overnight temperatures in Spokane will drop to near zero or below the next four 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 12 degrees forecast for 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 Tuesday night is forecast to be 3 degrees, Cote said. </p></p><p><p>A storm system likely will move into Spokane Tuesday night bringing the potential for light snow, she said. </p></p><p><p>Throughout the rest of the week high temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-teens, Cote said.</p></p><p><p>The low overnight Thursday is expected to be minus-1 and drop to minus-5 overnight Friday, she said.</p></p><p><p>Another storm system could blow into town Thursday evening bringing a couple inches 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><p><p>Protect your pets and livestock as much as possible by bringing them indoors or to covered areas, she said.</p></p><p><p>“If they can be inside, it’s better,” Cote said.</p></p>