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Blue skies to cloud over by afternoon

Blue skies this morning followed Wednesday’s high of 80 at Spokane International Airport, which was only the second time this year that the temperature has reached 80 or higher there.

National Weather Service forecasters said they expect another warm day, but the fair skies this morning should give way to cumulus clouds and the possibility of showers after 11 a.m.

The high in downtown Spokane and Coeur d’Alene could reach 80 again today.

A thunderstorm that passed through the Spokane area overnight dropped only light amounts of rain with 0.01 inches recorded at the airport and 0.02 inches at Felts Field.

The region is under the influence of a weak area of lower air pressure that should slowly move across the region today and Friday.

Highs on Friday should be about 75 degrees with partly cloudy skies before the low exits and sets the stage for a sunny weekend.

Saturday is expected to also be 77 and Sunday’s high should break the 80-degree mark in downtown Spokane, site of the big Hoopfest basketball tournament this weekend.

Lows through the weekend should range from the middle to lower 50s.

At 7 a.m. today, it was 60 at the Spokane airport and Deer Park, 61 at Felts Field and in Coeur d’Alene and 63 in Pullman.

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