Rain today, partly sunny tomorrow
Soggy weather is continuing this afternoon, but forecasters are promising clearing with partly sunny skies on Saturday through Tuesday.
National Weather forecasters said that rain is expected in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene through 4 p.m. from a storm system that moved onshore early today.
By 2 p.m., Spokane International Airport reported 0.16 inches of rain with a temperature of 37.
Highs were supposed to reach the lower 40s today, but are struggling to get out of the upper 30s with the persistent rain. Lows are forecast to drop to the lower 30s tonight.
Mild weather for most of the past month continues through the weekend with highs reaching the middle to upper 40s and sun likely to break through the clouds both days.
Patchy fog is possible late Saturday and early Sunday.
The weekend’s weather is expected to be a continuation of the mild weather dating back to early January in which the Inland Northwest has seen above-normal temperatures every day since Jan. 9.
Snow levels this morning are about 3,000 feet near Spokane and Coeur d’Alene and about 2,000 feet in the mountains to the north, rising to 3,000 feet through the morning. As much as 3 inches of snow is possible in the mountains of Northeast Washington and North Idaho today.
A mix of snow and rain was reported in Deer Park at 8 a.m.