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Spokane temps headed in right direction

SPOKANE, Wash. - The long slow process of crawling out from under the record breaking arctic air mass continues over the Inland Northwest. Temperatures Thursday have reached above the freezing point for the first time since Sunday for extreme eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle.

Over the Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley the 40s have once again returned. While this weather is still below normal, temperatures are headed in the right direction. The warming and sunny weather will continue to be the rule through Friday.

Spokane will see another very chill start to the day Friday morning with temperatures in the teens to low 20s, followed by 40s to low 50s in the afternoon.

This weekend the ridge of high pressure that has brought us all of the beautiful sunshine will be flattening out as a wave of low pressure passes by to our north. The upper air flow will become strong out of the west hauling Pacific air over the Cascades and through the Columbia River Gorge into the Inland Northwest. That will continue to give a boost to the low level temperatures. At the same time a couple of waves of energy moving through will bring a few showers. The first one goes by Saturday afternoon and evening, with another on Sunday.

Snow levels will rise to 3,000 feet or more, which is above most valley locations. Highs Saturday and Sunday will range from the mid 40s near Spokane to the low to mid 50s over the Columbia Basin. Clouds and damp weather will persist into early next week with temperatures coming up a bit more. We should see 50s to near 60 degrees.

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Weather Forecast Discussion

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 61°

Summer Weather Coming Over the Weekend

After a stormy first day of Summer across the Inland Northwest, conditions are looking to be a little calmer on Friday. Most of us will see a mixture of sun and clouds throughout the day, with a bit of a breeze and mild temperatures into the upper 70s. Some showers and t-storms could again pop-up along the Canadian border, but outside of that should stay dry. A few lingering showers still possible Saturday morning, but after that looks like we're in for a nice stretch of Summer weather!

-Blake Jensen

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 61°

Iso. Shower

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 59°

Mostly Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 56°

Mostly Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 55°

Mostly Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 57°

Mostly Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 53°

Mostly Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 52°

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 81°(Feels like 81°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 16 mph, gusting to 22 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:51:34 am
  • Sunset: 08:51:29 pm
  • Humidity: 34
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 51°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 51°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 55°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 45°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 44°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 50°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 50°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:50:41 am
  • Sunset: 08:53:13 pm
  • Humidity: 50
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 53°

Isolated thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 59°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 49°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 48°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 53°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SSE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:49:08 am
  • Sunset: 08:49:52 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 52°

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 60°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 47°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 53°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 51°

Considerable cloudiness

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 77°(Feels like 78°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SSW @ 20 mph, gusting to 25 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:53:08 am
  • Sunset: 08:52:31 pm
  • Humidity: 38
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 60°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 47°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 52°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 52°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 76°(Feels like 76°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:54:50 am
  • Sunset: 08:46:32 pm
  • Humidity: 42
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 52°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 51°

Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 55°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 48°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 45°

Mostly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 49°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 50°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:45:43 am
  • Sunset: 08:51:18 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 54°

Isolated thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 61°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 50°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 49°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 54°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Considerable cloudiness

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 81°(Feels like 81°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 16 mph, gusting to 22 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:50:52 am
  • Sunset: 08:50:36 pm
  • Humidity: 34
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 61°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 49°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 54°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 52°

Considerable cloudiness

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 77°(Feels like 78°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SSW @ 20 mph, gusting to 25 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:53:26 am
  • Sunset: 08:51:38 pm
  • Humidity: 38
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 53°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 55°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 62°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 49°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 54°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 53°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 76°(Feels like 76°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:55:11 am
  • Sunset: 08:48:05 pm
  • Humidity: 42
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4
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