Mostly sunny skies and a high of 57 should make it feel like October ought to feel.
The improved weather is likely to continue into Friday, although there is a chance of rain later on Friday and Friday night.
A weak storm system is expected to slide to the north late on Friday, but bring a chance of rain with it. The disturbance should move through the region quickly.
After that, the chance of rain is decreasing over the weekend and early next week, National Weather Service forecasters said.
Saturday and Sunday are likely to see some sunshine with highs in the middle to upper 50s.
Lows over the next week start out in the 40s through Saturday morning, but then dip into the middle and upper 30s starting on Saturday night.
Any chance of frost is later than the average, making this year’s growing season longer than most. The average date of the first frost is Oct. 11.
Weather early next week should bring increasing sunshine and highs in the lower 60s. However, lows will continue to be in the upper 30s.
At 7 a.m., it was 40 at Spokane International Airport, 39 at Felts Field and 37 in Coeur d’Alene.