A winter storm warning remained in effect until 4 p.m. today, and more snow is on the way Saturday night and Sunday, said Mike Fries, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Spokane.
On Friday and Saturday, a new blast of arctic air comes into the region with winds from the north at 10 to 15 mph Friday with highs about 10. Friday and Saturday night lows are forecast to drop near zero or just below.
Overnight on Saturday, a new system off the Pacific Ocean moves into the region and is expected to drop 3 to 5 inches of snow across the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene region.
The cold sticks around through Christmas Eve when yet another snow storm could arrive through Christmas, Fries said, adding that the timing and intensity of that system was uncertain today.