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Cooler temperatures, rain expected this weekend

Overnight temperatures dipped below freezing in parts of the Inland Northwest.

Cheney saw a low of 29; Otis Orchards hit 30, and Medical Lake reported a low of 31, according to the National Weather Service.

A low of 33 was recorded in the Spokane area, and Sandpoint saw a low of 32, according to the NWS.

Temperatures are expected to increase through the week, with a high of 58 expected today and 59 on Saturday. Lows in Spokane are predicted to hit 39 tonight and 36 Saturday and early Sunday.

The average temperature this time of year is 68 or 69.

“We’re having highs about 10 degrees lower than that,” said Jeffrey Cote, a Spokane meteorologist. “It’s starting to warm up early next week.”

A high of 64 is expected Monday. Tuesday’s high could hit 67. A 20-40 percent chance of rain is predicted until Tuesday.

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