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Sunshine returns through week

Tue., June 23, 2009, 7:19 a.m.

Higher air pressure is going to bring fair and warmer weather to the Inland Northwest today and Wednesday before a new low and associated cold front sweep across the region Wednesday night.

Highs today of 75 in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene will be accompanied by mostly sunny skies and light winds. Highs on Wednesday will rise to the middle to upper 80s in advance of an incoming Pacific frontal system, which is expected to be dry.

Temperatures drop to the middle and upper 70s for Thursday and Friday, but the forecast calls for mostly sunny conditions through the week.

Gusty southwest winds are likely on Thursday as cooler Pacific air sweeps into the region following passage of the cold front.

Over the weekend, another disturbance could bring a slight chance of showers Saturday when highs reach 80, but Sunday will be mostly sunny and a little cooler with highs in the middle 70s, forecasters said.

Temperatures at 7 a.m. were generally mild with 50 at Spokane International Airport and Deer Park, 54 in Coeur d’Alene, 48 in Sandpoint and 52 in Pullman.

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