April 10, 2009

Mixed weather to greet Easter bunny

By The Spokesman-Review
 
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A pair of spring weather systems are expected to move across the Inland Northwest through Sunday, bringing a mix of sun, clouds, showers and rain with highs in the 50s.

Today is expected to be the nicest day of the weekend. Highs reached the upper 50s and low 60s across the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas this afternoon.

A weak weather system could affect the weather Saturday afternoon. Rain is in the forecast late Sunday from a new Pacific storm system.

Saturday morning is expected to be mostly dry, but a weather system moving across the region into the region at midday on Saturday and bring a chance of showers and gusty winds by afternoon with highs in the low to middle 50s. Gusts could reach 25 mph.

Clearing late Saturday and early Sunday morning should allow for dry Easter morning celebrations with lows in the middle to upper 30s at dawn and light winds, but another storm system moves across the region from the west for a chance of rain by late Sunday and a high again in the middle 50s, forecasters said.

Cool showery conditions should prevail through Tuesday, but a warm up is on the horizon for later next week, forecasters said.

This morning’s temperatures were in the low 40s by 9 a.m. after starting in the middle 30s at 7 a.m. across the region. Thursday’s high in Spokane was 53.

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