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Another warm up coming this week

Sun., Aug. 30, 2009, 4:50 p.m.

Cooler weather, clouds by weekend

Another warming trend is underway across the Inland Northwest with highs expected to reach the 90s in Spokane as early as Monday.

But a cold low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska could bring cloudy, cooler weather as well as a chance of precipitation for Labor Day weekend.

Highs in upper 80s to lower 90s with sunshine are forecast for the region on Monday. Temperatures should increase by a few degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday under mostly sunny skies.

Lows overnight will be in the 60s through Thursday morning, forecasters said.

There is a slight chance of showers entering the forecast Thursday along with more clouds and a bit of a cool down to the lower 80s.

The slight chance of showers is forecast to continue into Labor Day weekend, and temperatures should fall to the 70s, forecasters said. In addition, they are calling for mostly cloudy conditions this weekend.

At 4 p.m. today, temperatures were 83 at Spokane International Airport, 86 in Coeur d’Alene, 82 in Sandpoint, 86 in Deer Park and 81 in Pullman.

The air was sultry over the weekend compared to last week. The relative humidity at the airport this afternoon was 33 percent. Last week the humidity dropped as low as 8 percent.

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