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Cool weather may bring thunderstorms

Wed., Aug. 5, 2009, 7:40 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for everywhere from Central Washington to North Idaho for today. The changing weather pattern, which will bring cooler temperatures, is also bringing the chance of thunderstorms that could include heavy rain, gusty winds and hail.

The forecast for Spokane and Coeur d’Alene calls for a 20 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m. and a high of about 92 and 89, respectively.

The chance of thunderstorms persists into the evening with a low of about 62.

On Thursday, the chance of thunderstorms doubles to 40 percent for Spokane and the Lake City, which should see highs even lower at 87 and 84.

Temperatures will continue to slide with a high of only 75 in Spokane and 68 in Coeur d’Alene, according to the NWS website. The chance of rain will continue from today through Saturday, which should see a high of 83 in the Lilac City and 77 in Coeur d’Alene.

In other news, the Kootenai County Fire and Rescue responded to a car fire at 4 a.m. at the Flying J in Post Falls. No injuries were reported.

And, Spokane Valley fire fighters responded to a report of a fire at 12423 E. Mansfield Ave. But the fire was extinguished on arrival, according to a dispatcher.


 

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