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Breezy today; strong wind, rain Saturday

Cloudy weather with light wind today is going to give way to the possibility of rain and strong winds Saturday, forecasters said this morning.

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Saturday for strong winds accompanying a Pacific cold front expected to cross the region late Saturday. Rain and mountain snow are predicted in advance of the cold front. After it passes, there is a risk of lowland snow showers, forecasters said.

Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph are expected.

For today, expect cloudy skies with a high of 51 in Spokane and 48 in Coeur d’Alene, dropping to a high of 45 in Spokane on Saturday and 42 in Coeur d’Alene. There’s a small chance that rain could start after dark tonight.

Chances of rain or snow continue Sunday through Tuesday with temperatures running in the upper 40s during the day and near freezing at night.

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