Blustery March weather today; nicer Saturday

FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010, 7:19 A.M.

A blustery March day is coming to the Inland Northwest in the wake of a cold front on Thursday.

Highs should reach the lower 50s today with partly cloudy skies and a chance of showers, but cooler air aloft may create snow showers with light accumulations above 3,000 feet in the mountains, forecasters said.

Southwest winds in the Spokane area today could gust as high as 24 mph. Lows tonight should drop to the upper 20s.

Forecasters are calling for better weather on Saturday with mostly sunny skies and a high near 56 before the next Pacific storm arrives just before noon on Sunday. Then, a prolonged period of rainy and unsettled weather is expected through much of next week.

At 7 a.m., it was 37 at Spokane International Airport and in Coeur d’Alene and 40 in downtown Spokane.

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