February 7, 2011 in Idaho

Cold weather returns to region

By The Spokesman-Review
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More cold weather is headed to the Inland Northwest this week as an arctic boundary sags southward starting tonight.

Temperatures on Tuesday may only reach 34 degrees in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene and then drop overnight Tuesday and Wednesday to the low 20s in Spokane and the upper teens in Coeur d’Alene.

Drier air associated with the cold could bring a shot of sunshine after morning fog dissipates both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in Spokane. Clouds are expected to linger on Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene.

Northeast wind to 11 mph on Tuesday in Spokane could increase the feeling of cold.

An arctic boundary north of the region will influence the weather through the middle of the week, forecasters said.

Rain or snow are likely by the weekend, forecasters said.

Warming centers are being opened in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls starting tonight at two St. Vincent de Paul shelters at 202 W. Seventh St. in Post Falls and 117 E. Walnut St. in Coeur d’Alene. The Fresh Start center at 1524 E. Sherman St. will open on Tuesday night and likely Wednesday night.

Winds in Pullman were gusted to 47 mph early this morning.

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