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Weekend Weather: After some wet weather, warm sunshine to return

The cool side of spring this week is going to give way to another round of warm April sunshine, forecasters say.

A wet weather system moving over northern Oregon is expected to send moisture northward toward Spokane and Coeur d’Alene through Thursday morning before drying out by the afternoon.

As the system exits the region, a chance of showers could persist through Friday evening.

Temperatures in Spokane are expected to warm each day from the middle 50s on Thursday to 60 on Friday and 65 on Saturday.

The 70s are likely on Sunday. Highs could reach the upper 70s by Monday in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.

Some locales could reach the lower 80s by early next week, including Moses Lake where highs of 80 degrees are expected on Monday and Tuesday.

Sunshine should fill the skies on Saturday through Tuesday.

There appears to be no danger of frost for gardeners. Lows will range from the middle 30s into the 40s.

In the mountains, elevations above 5,000 feet should see rain or snow with highs going to the middle 40s through Friday and lows in the middle 30s.

National Weather Service forecasters said Sherman Pass on state Highway 20 could see a few inches of snow Thursday morning.

Sunshine arrives at higher elevations on Saturday and Sunday.

The first 12 days of April were 9 degrees warmer than normal with seven of those days getting into the upper 60s and 70s.

Spokane tied a daily record high with a 78-degree reading at Spokane International Airport last Friday. The mark was previously reached in 1989.

Normal temperatures for this time of year are 56 for a high and 36 for a low.

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