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Frost possible tonight in Inland NW

Mon., Oct. 11, 2010, 7:39 a.m.

Sunday’s cold front has chilled the Inland Northwest today, and forecasters said that temperatures should drop close to or just above freezing tonight.

Sunshine today has brought temperatures up to the middle 50s. It was 55 at Spokane International Airport at 3 p.m.

Low dewpoints may allow temperatures to fall to 33 tonight in Spokane, creating a possibility of patchy frost. Mountain valleys to the north are likely to see frost.

However, high clouds arriving from the west may prevent temperatures from getting into that frosty range.

Temperatures this morning were mostly in the upper 30s after a two-day rainstorm brought another soaking to the region.

Spokane International Airport reported 0.07 inches of rain on Sunday and a high of 65.

Forecasters said they expect drier weather this week with highs starting out in the upper 50s to about 60 through Tuesday. Highs could reach 69 on Wednesday and Thursday before another round of cooler weather arrives on Friday through Sunday.

On Wednesday, a system of higher air pressure should allow for temperatures to return to the upper 60s with lows warming as well. Thursday night’s low is forecast to reach 44.

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