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Dry & Cool Monday with temps on the rise

A warming trend will result in high temperatures in the middle and upper 70s by the end of the week.

The Spokane Airport picked up 0.42" of rain Friday night into Saturday, but missed the heavier rain showers on Sunday, reporting only a "trace" (<0.01"). Felts Field in the Spokane Valley picked up 0.12" Sunday for a weekend total of 0.41".  Rainfall reports in the Coeur d'Alene area averaged just over 0.50" for the weekend.

As the week begins, the Inland Northwest will head back into a drying trend. An upper-level ridge builds back over the Northwest, bringing about more sunshine and warmer temperatures. 

In Spokane, that's the mid 60s on Monday, then jumping to the mid 70s on Tuesday. A weak, dry disturbance moving through on Wednesday will bring about a few more clouds but that's it. Temps stay mild and we hang on to the sun right through the weekend. 

The autumnal equinox arrives on Wednesday afternoon September 22nd for the official start of fall. While fall officially starts Wednesday, warmer temperatures might have this weekend feeling more like summer than it has in a while now. 

 -KREM 2 Meteorologist Michelle Boss & Jeremy LaGoo