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Waves of moisture, including snow, headed to region

A new weather system has parked itself off the Pacific Coast, and it’s expected to send waves of moisture to the Spokane region including snow tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

“We could have snow beginning later tonight and continuing into tomorrow morning,” meteorologist Jonathan Fox said. “But, it’s hard to predict if it will accumulate on the roads.”

The above average temperatures will continue so any snow that falls should melt fairly quickly, he said. The high today is expected to reach 52.

“There is another storm that comes in on Friday. But the snow levels will be around 5,000 feet or so. Some of the northern ski areas could see snow around 4,000 feet,” Fox said.

The low tonight is expected to drop to 34 in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene with a high on Wednesday of 44.

The rain and snow showers should continue Wednesday morning but should slack off. Rain showers are again possible Wednesday night, Thursday morning and through the rest of the weekend.

“We are kind of getting in that pattern we were in most of January … where big storm systems stay parked off the coast. We’ll have moisture streaming in from the southwest,” Fox said.