Idaho

Summer warmth makes a comeback

Late season sun has kept the Columbia River warm and slowed the bite for salmon downstream from The Dalles, Ore.  (Mike Prager)
Late season sun has kept the Columbia River warm and slowed the bite for salmon downstream from The Dalles, Ore. (Mike Prager)

Afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s will make the last two days of September feel more like summer.

Sunny skies and a high of 77 are expected in Spokane today. The high in Coeur d’Alene may reach 80.

Friday will continue the late-season warmth with highs in both cities in the lower 80s. Some clouds are possible.

The North Pacific storm track is expected to move closer to the region starting on Friday evening and through the weekend, although temperatures should remain on the mild side.

More clouds are likely on Saturday as the afternoon high drops back to the middle 70s. A 20 percent chance of showers is forecast for Saturday night.

Sunday, however, is likely to be dry with a high near 70 with partly sunny skies. A likelihood of showers or rain arrive on Monday night through Wednesday. A cooling trend will see high temperatures fall from the 60s to upper 50s by Wednesday.

At 7 a.m., it was 44 at Spokane International Airport, 41 at Felts Field, 46 in Coeur d’Alene and 47 in Deer Park.



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