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As summer kicks off, Spokane weather will stay much the same

UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Michael Prentice, of Spokane Valley, paddles away from the landing under the Division Street bridge in this July 2017 photo. Water temperatures will continue to be chilly even as temperatures start to creep up at the onset of summer, weather forecasters warn.   (JESSE TINSLEY/The Spokesman-Review)
Michael Prentice, of Spokane Valley, paddles away from the landing under the Division Street bridge in this July 2017 photo. Water temperatures will continue to be chilly even as temperatures start to creep up at the onset of summer, weather forecasters warn.  (JESSE TINSLEY/The Spokesman-Review)

Summer officially got started Saturday, but don’t break out the bathing suit just yet. Not much is expected to change with the turning of the seasons.

The National Weather Service predicts Spokane and the surrounding area will see temperatures in the high 70s to mid-80s over the next two weeks or so, according to NWS Spokane Meteorologist Joey Clevenger. That’s typical of the Inland Northwest in late June, Clevenger said, though a handful of light rain showers this weekend might make temperatures a little lower than average.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be the warmest it’s likely to get before the Fourth of July, with highs predicted around 85 degrees. Evening lows will be in the mid-50s to 60s. The Palouse may see temperatures in the low 90s this week, while the Sandpoint and Colville areas will stay in the mid-70s.

Heading into the week, Clevenger said more rain isn’t likely, barring an isolated shower here or there. Temperatures will slowly climb a degree or two higher each day through mid-July .

For those planning to spend the start of summer on a boat, Clevenger warned that water temperatures in the lakes and streams will be brisk before gradually warming up as the summer heats up.

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