March 24, 2009 in City, Idaho

Snow stays in forecast for tonight

By The Spokesman-Review
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The National Weather Service is continuing a hazardous weather outlook for the chance of light snow accumulations overnight, and warning against a more potent winter storm in the mountains of North Idaho and the Washington Cascades.

Accumulations of about an inch are possible tonight over a broad area of the Inland Northwest, forecasters said.

Light snow was reported at several locations this morning before switching to light rain in the afternoon.

Snow changed to rain at the Spokane airport by 10 a.m.

A winter storm warning was in effect starting at 5 o’clock through 11 a.m. Wednesday in Shoshone County and eastern portions of Kootenai, Benewah and Latah counties.

The warning is for 3 to 5 inches of snow in the valleys and 8 to 14 inches in the mountains.

The Cascades could see even more with 10 to 20 inches at Snoqualmie Pass and 2 to 6 inches in the Cle Elum area along Interstate 90.

The chance of snow or rain remains in the forecast through Wednesday with cooler temperatures in the upper 20s expected Wednesday night as skies start to clear for a break in storms on Thursday and Friday.

Coeur d’Alene could see 1 to 2 inches of snow overnight and Wednesday morning.

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