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Patches of frost, fog set stage for bright day

Patches of fog and frost showed the cooler side of autumn this morning, but forecasters said a period of mild and sunny weather can be expected in coming days.

Lows across Spokane mostly stayed above freezing, but some locations were seeing temperatures at or below freezing with frost showing up in exposed areas.

At 7 a.m., it was 36 at Spokane International Airport, 37 at Felts Field and Pullman and 34 in Coeur d’Alene.

However, Deer Park was at 30, Sandpoint at 32 and Newport at 32.

National Weather Service forecasters are calling for highs near 60 today in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene under mostly sunny skies.

Patchy fog is possible tonight, but the risk of frost diminishes with modest warming of the atmosphere through Thursday. Lows tonight should be in the middle 30s.

Higher air pressure is building into the region and should bring afternoon temperatures to near 70 on Wednesday and Thursday before a dry cold front sweeps through the region and kicks up breezes on Friday.

Lows through the period should be in the 40s.

The risk of frost returns on Friday with a low expected to reach 34. The weekend should see a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the 50s.

More bright fall weather is expected next week.

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