January 26, 2010 in City, Idaho

Clouds with small chance of rain today

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Cloudy weather with a 30 percent chance of rain and highs in the lower 40s are being forecasted for today with a chance of sunshine coming on Wednesday and Thursday.

A weak storm system is moving south of the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas, bringing greater chances of rain or snow to Pullman, Lewiston and cities in the central Idaho Panhandle.

Snow levels are about 2,500 feet this morning. As much as an inch of snow is possible in the Silver Valley with greater accumulations in the mountains above the valley.

The precipitation is coming from an upper elevation low pressure area centered over eastern Oregon.

Higher air pressure should start moving in from the west today, bringing clearing to the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas by Wednesday. Lows tonight should be in the 20s.

High temperatures will continue in the lower 40s through Saturday with lows in the upper 20s to low 30s. The next chance of precipitation arrives Friday and Saturday.

Normal temperatures for today in Spokane are 34 for a high and 23 for a low.

Spokane International Airport reported .14 inches of precipitation on Monday.

At 7 a.m., it was 33 at Spokane airport, 31 in downtown Spokane, 34 in Coeur d’Alene, 31 in Deer Park and 35 in Pullman.

Light rain was reported in Walla Walla and Lewiston, but cloudy conditions to the north of those cities.

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