Another cool and wet day is in the forecast after the Spokane area saw record-setting cold temperatures on Sunday, the first full day of summer.
The forecast today is for showers and a high of 63 in Spokane, which is well below the normal of 75 degrees in Spokane for late June. Coeur d’Alene should see a high of 62.
Sunday’s high of 55 at Spokane International Airport broke a record for the coldest June 21 in the city since records began in 1881. The previous record for the coldest high on the date was 56 set in 1984. The airport recorded .11 inches of rain on Sunday, bringing the June total there to 1.18 inches, which is about a quarter inch above normal.
Rainfall amounts varied across the region Sunday with no rain in Sandpoint to .21 inches in Moscow, according to community weather observers.
Forecasters said a low pressure center over south central Washington was expected to move eastward today, continuing the risk for precipitation. A dry slot ahead of the low has moved over the Spokane area this morning, bringing a break in the clouds and rain that covered the region on Sunday.
A warming trend starts on Tuesday as highs return to the middle 70s and then go into the 80s for Wednesday and Thursday. Showers return to the forecast on Wednesday night.
Temperatures at 7 a.m. were cool with 46 reported at the airport and in Sandpoint and 48 in Coeur d’Alene and Pullman.