August 30, 2011 in City, Idaho

Cold front drops temps to 70s by Wednesday

Labor Day weekend sees return to summery conditions
By The Spokesman-Review
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A cold front has moved into the region this morning, bringing markedly cooler temperatures to the Inland Northwest today.

Highs will be about 80 in downtown Spokane and 81 in Coeur d’Alene with mostly sunny skies and wind gusts into the lower 20s.

Those temperatures are down from the season-high 94 degrees in Spokane on Sunday and 86 on Monday.

Even cooler temperatures are likely on Wednesday and Thursday with highs running in the lower and middle 70s.

Spokane has a 30 percent chance of scattered showers on Wednesday. Coeur d’Alene has the same chance of showers, but might also see a thunderstorm.

The risk of showers increases closer to the Canadian border.

The cool weather is not going to hang around long. Highs will return to the middle and upper 80s with plenty of sunshine for the three-day Labor Day holiday.

At 7 a.m., it was 56 at Spokane International Airport, 59 at Felts Field, 55 in Coeur d’Alene and 54 in Pullman.

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