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Highs today go into 90s ahead of Thursday wind

Wed., Aug. 25, 2010, 7:21 a.m.

Today is going to bring the hottest weather of the week with sun and highs in the lower 90s likely in Spokane, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene.

The high in downtown Spokane should reach 93.

Sun will prevail along with light winds.

National Weather Service forecasters are calling for a big change starting late Thursday morning as a cold front sweeps into the region from the west.

Winds will begin around 11 a.m. and are likely to whip up a dust storm.

The warm weather from today should linger into Thursday before the coldest air behind the storm arrives on Friday.

Sustained winds of 20 to 23 mph are possible during the day Thursday with gusts starting out at around 30 mph and increasing to about 38 mph by evening.

Gusty winds should continue on Friday at about 21 mph with highs only getting into the upper 60s as a result of the incoming cold air.

Lows Friday should remain in the middle 40s in Spokane. The weekend will remain cool with a 20 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms and highs in the lower to middle 70s under mostly cloudy skies. Lows will remain in the 40s.

mainly in the mountains.

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