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Cool weather won’t go away

Fri., June 17, 2011, 7:44 a.m.

A stubborn low pressure area in southern Canada continues to keep the Inland Northwest cloudy and cool.

A 30 percent chance of showers is in the forecast with a high expected to get to 67 in downtown Spokane.

Winds will be light today compared to the gusty conditions on Thursday.

A low over southern Alberta and western Montana is going to draw in another weak weather disturbance for the weekend.

A chance of showers is forecast for Saturday, and it will linger over the region through Sunday.

Saturday’s high should reach the middle 60s with Sunday possibly getting into the lower 70s.

Lows at night will be mild in he lower 50s.

A warm up is likely on Monday and Tuesday with temperatures getting into the middle and upper 70s. Wednesday’s high might tip 80.

Showers should return later next week.

Summer begins on Tuesday morning.

Lakes and rivers continue to stay above or near flood stage across the region with flooding reported on Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille and Okanogan rivers.

At 7 a.m., it was 49 at Spokane International Airport, 52 at Felts Field and 48 in Coeur d’Alene and Deer Park.

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