Sunny but cooler weather is in store for the next two days, but the Hoopfest crowd can expect a warm up into the lower and middle 80s on Saturday and Sunday as the sun continues to shine.
A cold front that brought clouds to most of the region late Wednesday is moving east into Montana this morning, but is expected to draw southwest wind gusts of up to 20 mph today.
Cooler air behind the frontal band will settle over the region starting today with highs in the upper 70s today and middle 70s on Friday. The cooler air off the Pacific Ocean will be low in humidity.
Weak waves of lower air pressure may kick up winds on Friday and again on Sunday, forecasters said, but are not likely to bring much if anything in the way of clouds or showers.
Sunny weather is likely to continue next week, although computer models are suggesting the possibility of a low pressure area shifting southward from Canada, forecasters said.
The high in Spokane on Wednesday was 86.
At 7 a.m., temperatures were in the 50s to low 60s with 56 at Spokane International Airport, 60 in Coeur d’Alene, 58 in Pullman, 61 in Sandpoint and 54 in Cheney.