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Rain expected through the afternoon

Light snow has brought no major traffic problems to the Spokane area this morning as temperatures hover around 32 degrees.

“For the most part, the roads are just wet or slushy,” said Steve Bodner of the National Weather Service.

A Washington State Patrol dispatcher reported “a couple minor collisions, but nothing really that bad.”

About an inch of snow was reported on the West Plains and outside areas, with about a half inch or less in the lower elevations.

Rain is expected to taper off by late this afternoon.

There’s a 30 percent chance of rain on Thursday, according the Weather Service, followed by a 50 percent chance of rain on Friday. Accumulation both days is expected to be less than a tenth of an inch. High temperatures are expected to hit 45 and 46 degrees.

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