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Summer warmth here to stay

The forecast for the Inland Northwest is getting a bit redundant.

But if you like summer, you will like what’s coming each day through the middle of next week: sunny skies with highs in the middle 80s and lows approaching 60.

Today’s high should reach 90 in Spokane and 89 in Coeur d’Alene.

The National Weather Service said the region is going to be under the influence of a warm southwesterly flow driven by a warm high pressure area over the Rocky Mountains. An offshore low in the Gulf of Alaska is going to stay put at least until the middle of next week.

However, a few thunderstorms have popped up today over southeast Washington and as far north as Pullman this morning. Those are expected to die off later today.

Thunderstorms continue through Friday in an arc from Walla Walla in the south through the Tri-Cities, Cascade Mountains and Okanogan region.

Normal temperatures in Spokane today are 86 for a high and 58 for a low.