Warm air stays over region today

Temperatures today should be the warmest so far this year as a flow of air from the south continues.

National Weather Service forecasters said highs today will reach the middle 70s with mostly sunny skies across Spokane and Coeur d’Alene and could hit 80 in some locations, including Lewiston and Colville.

A low pressure area off the Pacific Northwest coast continues to create an air circulation patter from the south, which is expected to hold up into Tuesday.

A high of 70 is expected in Spokane on Tuesday with a 50 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms.

The warm air will then move eastward and be replaced by more seasonable temperatures with highs in the middle 50s to lower 60s on Wednesday through Friday with a chance of showers through Thursday night.

Spokane International Airport had high temperatures of 66 on both Saturday and Sunday.

The average high for today is 58 in Spokane.

At 7 a.m., it was 45 at the airport and in Deer Park, 41 in downtown Spokane, 43 in Coeur d’Alene and 49 in Pullman.

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