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Snow showers still possible today

Thu., Feb. 17, 2011, 7:39 a.m.

High thin clouds reflect sunrise colors this morning over the Inland Northwest in a view at the Upper Spokane Falls. (Mike Prager)
High thin clouds reflect sunrise colors this morning over the Inland Northwest in a view at the Upper Spokane Falls. (Mike Prager)

A very light dusting of snow was evident on the ground this morning in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, and forecasters said the risk of snow showers continues today at about 50 percent and 70 percent in Coeur d’Alene.

A strong upper-elevation low-pressure area is draped across the Pacific Northwest, bringing atmospheric instability to the Inland Northwest.

A smaller-scale storm was over the Northeast Washington mountain areas moving toward Montana and another storm was evident headed into the central Idaho Panhandle. Snow was expected in both areas.

Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are expecting highs of 39 today with clouds and lows tonight in the middle 20s.

Temperatures are going to remain on the cool side for this time of year through the weekend as the risk of showers falls away. Saturday and Sunday could be mostly sunny.

Highs through the weekend are likely to reach the upper 30s with lows in the lower and middle 20s.

More cold weather is expected next week, with slight chances of snow starting on Sunday night continuing through Monday and increasing to 40 percent by Tuesday.

At 7 a.m., it was 27 degrees at Spokane International Airport, 30 at Felts Field, 28 in Coeur d’Alene and Deer Park and 30 in Pullman.


 
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