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Gusty winds likely to accompany showers

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011, 7:32 A.M.

Wind gusts to 31 mph are expected in Spokane as the wet weather from Monday continues again today.

But the wind is helping mix the atmosphere and allowing milder air into the region. The high today should be about 58 in Spokane and 56 in Coeur d’Alene.

A pair of disturbances driven by strong upper-level, jet-stream winds are expected to cross the region today, bringing a 90 percent chance of showers to Spokane and a 100 percent chance to Coeur d’Alene.

Thunderstorms are also possible.

Coeur d’Alene may see wind gusts to 24 mph.

Sustained winds should be in the 11 to 17 mph range in Spokane and 9 to 15 mph in Coeur d’Alene.

The windy conditions subside tonight and the chance of showers starts to ease on Wednesday when more seasonably mild weather is likely. Highs should be in the 50s with lows in the lower 40s.

Thursday is likely to be dry and partly sunny before another round of showers returns on Friday.

At 7 a.m., it was 50 at Spokane International Airport.

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