A second night of below-freezing temperatures was forecast for the Tri-Cities Thursday night.
The low was expected to fall to 28 degrees Thursday night in the Tri-Cities, matching the low on Wednesday night recorded at the Pasco airport, according to the National Weather Service’s preliminary data.
But it didn’t break the cold record for the date, according to the weather service.
The low for Oct. 9 in the Tri-Cities was 24 degrees set in 1921.
Usual lows for early October in the Tri-Cities are in the low to mid-40s.
Several other Eastern Washington and Oregon communities set new cold temperature records. They included a low of 22 in Pendleton; a low of 10 in Meacham, Ore.; a low of 30 in Walla Walla and a low of 21 in Yakima.
Highs have been in the 50s recently, with warming into the low 60s expected to start Friday.
The high Sunday in the Tri-Cities is expected to be near 64 degrees as skies become mostly cloudy.
Columbus Day should be about the same, but with sunnier skies, according to the weather service.
Travelers heading west over Snoqualmie Pass and east through Oregon on Interstate 84 can expect clear roads for the weekend.
Snow fell on Snoqualmie Pass earlier this week and Interstate 84 westbound was closed from La Grande to Deadman Pass for a time Wednesday morning after snow made the roadway slippery.