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April warmth climbing to upper 60s today

Highs today of 67 in Spokane and 66 in Coeur d’Alene with mostly sunny skies will put the spring back in April after a snowy start to the month last week.

Forecasters said the warm up will start to slip away on Wednesday and Thursday as weak low pressure systems move south of the region and erode the strong high pressure that’s centered over the spine of the Rocky Mountains this morning.

Wednesday should see a high of 63 after a low of 41 tonight to be followed by a high of 57 on Thursday. Lows will drop back into the 30s later in the week and a chance of showers returns.

Temperatures across the region at 7 a.m. were in the upper 30s at most locations, although areas to the north such as Deer Park and Sandpoint were below freezing. Pullman was at 43.

This week’s pleasant weather comes after 3.8 inches of snow was measured at Spokane International Airport last Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Monday’s high in Spokane was 63. The record high for today is 81 set n 1977. Normal high in Spokane is 55.