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Cooler July weather hangs around to Wednesday

Tue., July 26, 2011, 7:43 a.m.

Cooler July weather has returned to the Inland Northwest today after a cold front on Monday brought showers, wind and thunderstorms.

Highs today should only reach the middle 70s under mostly sunny skies and southwest winds of 15 mph gusting to 21 mph.

The cool weather should stick around through the middle of the week before a slow warming trend takes hold through the weekend and into early next week.

There is still a chance that weak storm impulses may cause showers and thunderstorms in the mountains to the north of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, especially near the Canadian border.

Lows through the week will be in the 50s.

The normal high in Spokane today is 84. Monday’s high was one degree shy of that at 83.

Spokane International Airport had 0.01 inches of rain on Monday.

Spokane is running 2.1 degrees below normal for July after a June that was 2.6 degrees below normal. May was 2.4 degrees below normal. April was a whopping 5 degrees below normal.

Only two days have reached 90 degrees this season, both this month.

At 7 a.m., it was 54 at the Spokane airport, 57 at Felts Field, 55 in Coeur d’Alene, 54 in Deer Park and 57 in Pullman.

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