A new round of summer temperatures is in store for the Inland Northwest starting today.
National Weather Service forecasters are calling for sun and highs in the 80s through early next week.
A high of 81 in Spokane is expected today. Coeur d’Alene may not quite make the 80s today. The high there is forecast at 79, but the rest of the week should bring the warmer temperatures.
Forecasters said highs in the area will climb to the upper 80s on Thursday before dropping back to the middle 80s through the weekend.
Higher air pressure has built across the Pacific Northwest, but it will not be a large heat-producing system like the high that dominated the weather at the end of last week.
Forecasters said that weak storm energy will pass mostly to the north of the region into western Canada through the period and bring a chance of wind gusts of about 20 mph on Friday.
The high in Spokane on Tuesday was 70, which was 12 degrees below the normal high for the day of 82.
At 7 a.m. today, it was 53 at Spokane International Airport, 52 in Coeur d’Alene, 52 at Felts Field, 50 in Deer Park and 51 in Pullman.