Sunny and warm weather returns to the Inland Northwest through this weekend with highs running from the upper 60s today to the upper 70s over the weekend.
Higher air pressure is moving onshore from the northwest and will replace the low-pressure system that moved south of the region on Monday and Tuesday, bringing clouds and some showers Tuesday evening.
In Spokane, the highs will be 73 on Thursday, 76 on Friday and 78 both Saturday and Sunday.
Temperatures one or two degrees cooler are expected in Coeur d’Alene.
Nighttime temperatures are warming, too, from the lower 40s tonight and Thursday night to the upper 40s and 50s through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds will be light for the next several days.
But gardeners should be aware that another low pressure system could bring cool and showery conditions starting Monday, making seed germination for warm-weather crops touchy.
Rain is possible Monday night or Tuesday and initially could be a mild type of rain from a subtropical wave that computer models show rounding the base of a low-pressure system that develops just offshore over this weekend and brings storm energy toward the Inland Northwest early next week, forecasters said.
At 7 a.m., it was 44 at Spokane International Airport, 47 in downtown Spokane, 45 in Coeur d’Alene, Deer Park and Pullman.