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Rain moving over Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

Tue., Oct. 4, 2011, 7:27 a.m.

October color is beginning to show up on trees in Spokane. Warm days and cool nights enhance leaf color change. (Mike Prager)
October color is beginning to show up on trees in Spokane. Warm days and cool nights enhance leaf color change. (Mike Prager)

Light rain has tapered off this afternoon in Spokane, but more rain is expected tonight and on Wednesday.

A total of 0.06 inches of rain was recorded at Spokane International Airport through 3 p.m. today.

The temperature was 53 degrees, which was 6 degrees below a predicted high of 59.

The chance of rain is 40 percent tonight after 11 p.m. to be followed by an 80 percent chance of rain on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Accumulations could be more significant on Wednesday with a tenth to a quarter inch of rain possible both during the day and Wednesday night.

The high on Wednesday should reach 53.

The low tonight should be about 47, but only 42 on Wednesday night.

A broad area of lower air pressure is centered over the eastern Pacific, but the low has moved far enough east to affect the Inland Northwest.

The weather should remain showery through Thursday, but dry air is moving into the region on Friday and Saturday with temperatures warming to the lower 60s. A small chance of showers is possible again on Sunday.

At 7 a.m., mild air ahead of today’s rain storm was still evident in the region with temperatures of 50 at Spokane International Airport, 53 at Felts Field and 48 in Coeur d’Alene.


 
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