July 21, 2010 in City, Idaho

Highs near 90 today, hotter over weekend

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Hot weather is in the forecast for today, and even hotter weather is coming this weekend, National Weather Service meteorologists said.

There is a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms across the northern mountains near the Canadian border today.

Highs today should reach the upper 80s to about 90 in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene with sunny skies.

Two weak weather disturbances moving around the edges of the region are expected to cause some cooling on Thursday and Friday before a weekend heat wave arrives.

Highs Thursday and Friday drop back to the 80s under mostly sunny to sunny skies.

A dry cold front associated with one of the two weather disturbances should bring a moderate wind storm on Thursday across the Columbia Basin near the Cascades, with winds extending into Spokane at gusts of 28 mph.

A wind storm in the region on July 12 brought gusts to nearly 50 mph in Spokane.

Highs on Saturday should reach the lower 90s in Spokane and then go to the middle 90s on Sunday before slowly dropping a few degrees on Monday and Tuesday.

At 7 a.m., it was 62 at Spokane International Airport, 59 at Felts Field, 61 in Coeur d’Alene and 59 in Deer Park.

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