May 11, 2010 in City, Idaho

Fog lifts to show bright May day

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Fog hanging in the valleys and lower elevations of the Inland Northwest created some visibility problems for commuters this morning, but it has since evaporated to show off a sunny spring day.

The fog was evidence of the cooler air that has been over the region since late April.

However, forecasters said they see warming conditions through Sunday with highs going from about 69 in Spokane today to the lower 70s Wednesday and Thursday.

There is a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms this afternoon.

The weekend should bring highs in the middle 70s with mostly sunny weather through Saturday.

Lows should drop to the middle to lower 40s, but well above the freezing temperatures seen a week ago.

Forecasters said this will be the first time in May that highs will go above normal.

Sunday should be even warmer as an approaching low pressure system pumps mild southern air ahead of it. The high Sunday is expected to reach 77 in Spokane and 76 in Coeur d’Alene, but cloudiness will be on the increase.

Normal temperatures for today are 65 for a high and 41 for a low.

At 7 a.m., it was 39 at Spokane International Airport, 43 in downtown Spokane, 46 in Coeur d’Alene, 45 in Deer Park and 41 in Pullman.


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