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Storms moving through region

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009, 2:41 P.M.

Short blasts of snow accompanied by brief thunderstorms are moving through the region this afternoon. Some have slowed traffic along Interstate 90.

Accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible for elevations above 2,500 feet.

The cloudy skies will begin to break up tonight, according to the National Weather Service. After Saturday’s patchy morning fog, the skies will be mostly sunny with a high near 50. Overnight it will cool down to the upper 20s.

On Sunday, or maybe it should be sunnyday, the temperature will be near 60 with mostly blue skies, according to the Weather Service. The weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday is even better with highs in the mid-60s.

Meanwhile, Spokane’s record snowfall is deepening. As of midnight, Spokane had recorded 97.6 inches of snow, said Royce Fontenot, a Weather Service hydrologist. The second snowiest season was 93.5 inches set in 1949-50.

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