August 1, 2012 in City, Idaho

Inland Northwest stays in sun zone

By The Spokesman-Review
Bill Morlin photo

These reliable growers - fibrous begonias - are growing well in Spokane with the warm days and mild nights of mid-summer.
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The extended stretch of dry, sunny weather shows no sign of ending, the National Weather Service said today.

Today’s high near 87 degrees in Spokane will be followed by a slight cooling trend on Thursday and Friday followed by a bit of a warm up over the weekend into early next week.

A low pressure area from northern British Columbia is going to graze northeast Washington and North Idaho on Thursday and promises to bring a dry northerly flow for a couple of days at the end of the week along with some clouds.

Then, the hot high pressure area that’s baked much of the country will re-assert its presence in the Pacific Northwest, but only marginally.

Highs could reach 89 on Saturday and 92 on Sunday with temperatures dropping only by a couple of degrees on Monday and Tuesday.

Moisture that brought thunderstorms two weeks ago is not seen as a threat so far.

Spokane is now in its 11th day without precipitation.

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