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Quiet weather today, snow possible later in week

Tue., Nov. 10, 2009, 7:22 a.m.

A generally quiet day for weather with a mix of clouds and sun is being forecasted by the National Weather Service before a series of storms moves across the region on Wednesday through Saturday with a chance of snow.

Cooling temperatures later in the week will increase the risk of snow at nearly all elevations of the Inland Northwest when highs are expected to only reach the middle 30s by Friday.

Highs today should reach the upper 40s with light wind. There is a slight chance of showers this morning until 10 a.m. Cooling starts on Wednesday with a drop in the high to the middle 40s. Precipitation on Wednesday is likely in the form of rain or snow.

Precipitation chances continue on Thursday, but with colder air arriving, it should fall as snow. The chance of snow is 50 percent on Thursday with highs in the upper 30s, forecasters said.

The chance of snow continues Friday and Saturday as highs drop to the middle 30s.

Lows tonight should be near 33, and then fall to the 20s through the rest of the week.

Milder conditions are foreseen starting on Sunday with a more westerly Pacific storm arriving in the region.

At 7 a.m., the temperature was 38 at Spokane International Airport, 42 in downtown Spokane, 43 in Coeur d’Alene, 38 in Deer Park, 48 in Sandpoint and 40 in Pullman.

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