Record mild night comes with autumn warm up
This week’s return to summer weather set a record at Spokane International Airport on Monday with a warm overnight low of 56.
That reading breaks the previous record of 54 set in 1962. The normal overnight low is 42.
Monday’s high at the airport was 78.
Forecasters are calling for highs in the upper 70s to low 80s today under sunny skies.
However, a weak frontal system moving across British Columbia should kick up southwesterly breezes to 15 mph and gusts to 23 during the day.
The wind continues this evening, but shifts to the northwest as the front passes, allowing high pressure in B.C. to fill the pressure void behind the front.
Daytime highs throughout the week continue in the upper 70s and lower 80s with sunny skies. Lows are likely to slip to the upper 40s.
The weekend weather should see a continuation of the summer-like conditions, although a slow change is likely next week, forecasters said.
At 7 a.m., it was 56 at the Spokane airport, 53 at Felts Field, 55 in Coeur d’Alene, 46 in Deer Park and 54 in Pullman.