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More wintry weather to visit Grant, Adams counties

by Staff report
| October 12, 2021 1:03 AM

Grant and Adams counties already have dipped below freezing and more frosty weather is on its way this week.

Monday night’s low temperature in Moses Lake was expected to be around 27 degrees and in Ritzville, 24 degrees, according to Miranda Cote, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Spokane office.

Grant and Adams counties experienced subfreezing temperatures Friday through Sunday, Cote said, which usually prompts the NWS to issue freeze warnings and is an end to the growing season. Grant and Adams counties had freeze warnings over the weekend, but surrounding areas, like Benton, Walla Walla and Yakima counties, had freeze warnings Monday night, Cote said.

“If it’s (an area) more likely to have a significant freeze, we’re more likely to issue a freeze warning,” Cote said.

Widespread frost was predicted between 4 and 9 a.m. Tuesday in Moses Lake, with increasing clouds and possible rain later in the day, according to the NWS Spokane website. The low Tuesday was predicted as 38.

Frost also was expected after 3 a.m. Wednesday, with a low of 28 degrees, as well as before 9 a.m. Thursday, with a low around 34 in Moses Lake. Patchy frost might occur before 8 a.m. Friday, and Friday night’s low was expected to be 36.

Cold weather also was predicted Sunday night, with a low of 34.