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Northerly flow keeps things cool

A cool northerly flow is going to dominate the region today with clear skies and a high in the upper 40s in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.

Temperatures started out today on the cold side with Spokane International Airport reporting 28 degrees at dawn.

But the sun should help warm the air by this afternoon, although it’s definitely going to be jacket weather.

Higher air pressure is moving onshore this morning, stablizing the weather through Wednesday.

Then, a strong cold front out of the northwest is going to bring the first chance of lower-elevation snow to the region Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for the snow.

Light accumulations of a half inch or so are possible, but will likely melt during the day Thursday as highs go into the 40s.

Temperatures will be several degrees below normal at the end of the week and a second possible snowfall is predicted for Saturday night and Sunday. Forecasters this afternoon dropped the chances of snow or rain to 20 percent Saturday and 30 percent on Sunday. Highs will be in the lower to middle 40s with lows in the 20s.

The average high for today is 49 with an average low of 33.

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