Sunshine and warm afternoons in the week ahead – Matt

SPOKANE, Wash. — It’s weather on repeat and an extended end to fire season as dry and warm conditions continue this week.

What we’re tracking

High pressure is sitting over the Northwest and is going to stick around for the next eight to 10 days more or less. That means lots of sun and lots of warm temperatures. Our average highs should be in the 60s in early October, but we’ll be up in the 70s and 80s as high pressure parks itself over the West.

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The result of this warm and dry weather is that the wildfires in the Cascades are still actively burning. Communities near the Cascades or other local wildfire sites will continue to see haze and some up-and-down air quality over the next several days. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene should expect mostly good air quality with periodic haziness in the sky this week.

Plan your Monday

If you put on a hoodie to walk the dog or take the kids to the bus stop in the morning, you won’t need it much longer after that. We’ll see temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s in the afternoon after a comfortable lunch hour in the 60s.

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Overall, it’s a pretty worry-free start to the week!

Spokane and Coeur d’Alene forecast

Temperatures will slowly rise to widespread low 80s by the middle of this week before some clouds swing by to knock down our high temperatures a degree or two. The weather will be incredibly stable in the week ahead. With highs 8-12 degrees above normal for the foreseeable future, you’re getting a second chance at outdoor activities you may have missed out on this summer.

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