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One more day of mild spring weather

One more day of mild spring weather is in store for the Inland Northwest as a strong high pressure system in place for the first half of the week begins to break down from a low moving south across Oregon and California.

A high of 64 under mostly cloudy skies is expected in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene with warmer temperatures of 70 in Moses Lake and Omak but cooler in Pullman and Sandpoint at about 60 in each location.

Temperatures at 7 a.m. were mostly in the low 40s across the region, including Spokane International Airport at 42, Coeur d’Alene at 40 and Post Falls at 46.

Forecasters said there is a 20 percent chance of showers later today. Radar images at 7 a.m. showed a band of precipitation across southern Washington from the low pressure system now to the south of the Inland Northwest. Forecasters said most of that moisture would stay to the south of the area, but the weather change could trigger showers locally.

Temperatures are expected to slip into the upper 50s on Thursday and the low 50s on Friday with a continuing chance of showers.

Tuesday’s high at the Spokane airport was 69. The record for today is 78 set in 1889.

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