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Sun giving up to clouds, maybe light rain

Sunshine this morning appears be only a memory now that clouds and the possibility of rain have moved across the Spokane region.

Radar images showed rain moving from the Columbia Basin into the Spokane region at 1 p.m. after high clouds spread inland earlier in the day. Some rainfall appears imminent.

Highs are expected to reach the upper 50s today and Saturday before moving into the 60s on Sunday.

A strong ridge of high pressure, seen in forecast models for several days now, is expected to bring temperatures in the upper 60s on Sunday and then the middle 70s on Monday and Tuesday before a return to cooler temperatures later next week.

Temperatures at 7 a.m. today were in the upper 30s in some locations, including 38 in both Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, but colder in Sandpoint at 32, Cheney at 28 and Deer Park at 30. Pullman was the warm spot at 40.

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