Mild weather has moved into the Inland Northwest this morning, replacing the cold and snowy conditions of the last several days.
Highs in the middle to upper 40s with increasing clouds and a 30 percent chance of rain after 10 a.m. are forecasted for the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas. East winds could gust to 24 mph in both cities.
Pockets of cold air remain in some locales this morning, and the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for snow and sleet where the cold air is persisting.
A warm front is positioned over Eastern Washington this morning, bringing mild and clear weather to areas south of the front.
At daybreak, the warm front was located north of Spokane and Wenatchee. Northern valleys on the east side of the Cascades and along the Canadian border continued to have enough cold air to raise the risk of snow or sleet in those locations this morning.
The mild, seasonal weather continues on Tuesday with highs in the 40s and a chance of rain of 50 percent.
A cool down on Tuesday night sets the stage for the possibility of rain or snow showers through Friday with highs in the lower to middle 40s and lows in the 30s.
At 7 a.m., temperatures were 38 at Spokane International Airport, 32 in Coeur d’Alene, 33 in Deer Park, 41 in Sandpoint and 35 in Pullman.