Get ready for winter, it’s almost here
The last full day of autumn comes with a promise from National Weather Service forecasters.
It’s going to get colder.
A cold front moving toward the Inland Northwest is going to bring a chance of flurries to the region, and some areas may see light snow.
It is arriving as the calender gets ready to change from fall to winter on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.
Highs today should reach the lower 30s with a 20 percent chance for snow in Spokane.
Some areas of the central Panhandle, southeast Washington and the Cascades could see light accumulations today.
Lows will fall into the teens at mid-week with highs in the upper 20s.
The cold front will help improve stagnant air conditions dating back to the end of November. Air quality this morning was good and a stage-1 burning ban was lifted on Monday.
An air stagnation advisory over the region was expected to end at noon today.
Looking ahead, forecasters expect a mix of clouds, some sun and a chance of flurries again on Friday.
Christmas Day also brings a chance of flurries.
At 7 a.m., it was 25 degrees and foggy at Spokane International Airport.