August 20, 2010 in City, Idaho

August brings sun, low humidity

By The Spokesman-Review
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A hummingbird looks for dinner at a feeder while the summer sun heats the last hours of the day Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010.
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Dry and warm weather will continue today as the Inland Northwest enjoys the best of August weather.

Temperatures this afternoon and Saturday should reach the lower 80s with sunny skies today and mostly sunny skies on Saturday.

A low pressure area moves into the region on Saturday night and Sunday bringing clouds and a 20 percent chance of showers on Sunday. Highs on Sunday may be in the 70s.

Winds today and Saturday will be light, but could kick up on Sunday with gusts to 23 mph.

The dew point this morning was 40 degrees, an indication that cooler Pacific Ocean air that has moved over the region.

A westerly flow off the Pacific Ocean is bringing the seasonally dry conditions, but that may change with the low pressure area expected to arrive Saturday night.

A return to warm and dry conditions is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, but a new low may arrive by Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

At 7 a.m., it was 52 at Spokane International Airport, which was one of the cooler morning readings this month.

Elsewhere, it was 58 at Felts Field, 55 in Coeur d’Alene, 52 in Deer Park and 50 in Pullman.

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