April 10, 2011 in City, Idaho

Light showers arrive ahead of cold front

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Forsythia is one of the earliest blooming shrubs and always looks better unpruned just like this large specimen on the North Side.
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Light rain showers have started falling across the Inland Northwest as the next moist Pacific storm makes landfall today.

Radar shows that showers are occurring across the Columbia Basin eastward into Spokane and North Idaho.

Light rain and 49 degrees were reported at Spokane International Airport at 2 p.m.

National Weather Service forecasters said they expect rain tonight as a cold front off the Pacific arrives after 11 p.m.

The chance of rain is 70 percent tonight and 60 percent on Monday in Spokane. Wind gusts to 32 mph are expected on Monday, persisting into Monday night.

Cool spring weather continues through the week with a chance of showers Wednesday and a chance or rain or snow showers on Wednesday night.

Thursday may be partly sunny with highs in the lower 50s.

Friday may be the nicest day of the week with highs in the middle and upper 50s and partly sunny skies.

Rain should return in time for the weekend with showers possible for Saturday and Sunday.

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