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MOSES LAKE - Mother nature’s frigid grip will take hold of the upper Columbia Basin tonight and tomorrow with temps expected to plummet to well-below freezing.

The greater Moses Lake area won’t have to worry about a record breaking deluge of snow like the one Spokane experienced overnight Tuesday, but it will endure early October lows of 22 degrees Fahrenheit overnight Wednesday and 25 degrees Fahrenheit overnight Thursday.

According to historical data on various meteorological websites, the predicted temps are well-below October’s average low of 36 degrees. In fact, according to Weather Underground, the forecasted temperatures would be the lowest the area has experienced on Oct. 9 in over 35 years and the coldest seen on Oct. 10 since 2009. Aside from what we’ll see on the thermometer overnight, highs will hover around the mid-50’s mark and skies will be mostly clear.

Into the weekend, well see increase in highs as they surpass the 60-degree threshold and lows should climb past 30 degrees.

Other areas like Ephrata, Othello, Coulee City and Warden will experience below-freezing temperatures slightly above the numbers anticipated for the immediate Moses Lake area. 

The lows in the Wenatchee Valley will be above 30. 

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