Higher elevation clouds are expected to move across the Inland Northwest today from a change in weather that will bring rain on Sunday and colder temperatures next week.
Fog is causing visibility problems this morning north and east of Spokane, but it should dissipate by mid-day.
This afternoon should still be mild with a high of 57 in downtown Spokane with similar temperatures in other locations.
National Weather Service forecasters said that a band of moisture off the Pacific coast is not likely to bring precipitation until Sunday.
Saturday’s weather should match today with clouds and a high of 57 in Spokane.
Lows will be in the 40s.
The chance of rain begins at 30 percent on Saturday night and increases to 80 percent on Sunday when a tenth to a quarter of an inch of precipitation is possible.
A cold front is expected to cross the region on Sunday and set the stage for a cool down next week of about 15 degrees in afternoon highs.
Temperatures on Monday will drop to the mid-40s for highs and about 32 for a low.
Valley rain and mountain snow are possible on Tuesday.
Snow levels will fall to near valley and plateau locations at about 2,300 feet on Tuesday night as the cold air pushes into the region.