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Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Brief showers on Tuesday will fade in afternoon

UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Showers swept through Spokane Tuesday, bringing a little more than 0.29 of an inch of rain at the Spokane International Airport.

July is a dry month in Spokane and that amount is somewhat unusual, said Tom Dang, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Spokane. The record rainfall for July 16 was set in 1978 with 0.41 of an inch.

“It does seem somewhat unusual,” he said. “But it has rained heavier in the past.”

Starting Wednesday, wind will pick up and gust about 30 mph at times, Dang said, but sunnier and warmer weather will accompany it going into the weekend and next week.

Meteorologist Jeff Cote said there is a 20 percent chance of rain on Wednesday, but Thursday should be dry. The high temperatures both days will be in the mid- to high 70s.

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