Cooler winter temperatures will continue today with sunshine likely to warm the air to above freezing later today, forecasters said.
A high of 36 in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene is expected with lows tonight in the lower 20s in both cities. Light winds are likely.
Clouds this morning are giving way to sun as the morning cloud cover migrates eastward, allowing skies to clear. Higher air pressure centered along the Pacific coast is creating the sunny weather but also sending a cool flow of air into the region from the northwest.
The calm weather conditions will continue through the week with temperatures warming into the middle 40s by Friday and clouds increasing Thursday night and Friday.
A new round of precipitation is due over the area as early as Friday night, but more likely on Saturday when the chance of rain goes to 60 percent.
Temperatures will continue to increase each day with highs in the middle 40s and lows near freezing.
The valleys are likely to see mostly rain, but the mountains will continue to receive snowfall this weekend.
Normal temperatures in Spokane today are 37 degrees for a high and 25 for a low.
At 7 a.m., it was 24 at Spokane International Airport and Felts Field, 25 in Coeur d’Alene, 19 in Deer Park and 26 in Pullman.