The National Weather Service is calling for a high of 72 today in Spokane, the first time the temperature could reach the 70s since last Sept. 20.
A ridge of higher air pressure has moved over the region, and is expected to create the warmest day of the week today.
Across the region, Coeur d’Alene should see 69 and Post Falls will likely hit 70. Highs in the middle 70s are likely in the lower Columbia Basin.
Today’s warm up will be knocked back overnight with passage of a quick-moving cold front, which should bring a chance of scattered showers, wind gusts to 25 mph and highs about 14 degrees cooler by Wednesday. Another weak system is likely Friday night.
Mild weather will continue through this week with highs in the lower and middle 60s and mostly sunny skies. Breezy conditions are likely on Wednesday.
The normal high for today is 55 in Spokane with a normal low of 36. The record high for today is 78 set in 1889.