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Record low of 32 set at Spokane airport today

MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010, 7:31 A.M.

Cool spring weather continues across the Inland Northwest with a record low of 32 at Spokane International Airport this morning.

Forecasters said they do not see any kind of big warm up through this week.

This morning’s weather began with a freeze warning from the National Weather Service, and many locations saw cold temperatures. Spokane International Airport had a temperature of 32 degrees, which breaks the old record of 35 set in 1975. The airport warmed to 40 degrees at 7 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene dropped to 28. Cheney saw a low of 25 and the National Weather Service office near Airway Heights had a low of 28.

Elsewhere, temperatures at 7 a.m. were mostly above 32 degrees, but a few locations were at or below 32, including Cheney and Priest Lake.

Highs today are expected to reach 62 degrees in Spokane and 63 in Coeur d’Alene with isolated showers after 11 a.m.

Sunday’s high in Spokane was 58 degrees, which is 10 degrees below normal for today.

Forecasters said Tuesday should bring mild and partly sunny weather with highs near 70, but a new Pacific storm arrives on Wednesday and raises the risk of rain or showers to 70 percent by Wednesday night.

Showery weather is likely to persist through Saturday and dampen the start of the Memorial Day weekend.

Despite several days of summer-like weather at the middle of the month, May has averaged 2.4 degrees below normal so far.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated that the low this morning was 33.

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