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Mild sunny weather likely through Hoops weekend

Fri., June 24, 2011, 7:40 a.m.

Forecast models say July Fourth weekend looks dry and warm

Below-normal June temperatures will continue through the weekend, but skies will be mostly sunny over the next three days, forecasters said.

One of the computer forecast models used by the National Weather Service is showing that dry and warm weather is likely throughout the July Fourth weekend.

For today, a low pressure area centered over British Columbia is bringing a northwesterly flow into the region.

Highs today and Saturday should reach the middle and upper 60s, which is about 10 degrees below normal for late June. Lows will be in the middle 40s.

There is a slight chance of thunderstorms today and tonight.

Temperatures begin to warm on Sunday with highs making it back into the lower 70s as higher air pressure moves back into the region.

The below-normal temperatures will likely be welcome by basketball competitors at this weekend’s Hoopfest street tournament.

A warm spell is predicted early next week with highs in the upper 70s on Monday to middle 80s on Tuesday. That will be followed by another weather disturbance at mid-week.

It is still too early to predict weather over the July Fourth weekend.

At 7 a.m., it was 47 at Spokane International Airport, 50 at Felts Field, 48 in Coeur d’Alene and 50 in Pullman.

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