A cold front expected to cause snow levels to drop across the region is still expected over the Inland Northwest today.
The snow level could be as low as 2,300 feet this morning.
Weather reporting stations across the region reported only cloudy weather at 7 a.m.
Forecasters said that if it doesn’t snow before 11 a.m., then they expect the front to bring rain to lower elevations. No more than a half inch of snow would fall.
Light amounts of precipitation are likely. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Light south winds are expected.
A dry atmosphere over the region from recent clear weather was evaporating high-elevation precipitation early today, slowing its arrival at ground level.
Spokane city crews took the threat of snow seriously, spreading deicer on hills and arterials this morning.
Highs today should reach about 45 degrees with lows in the middle and upper 20s.
The chance of rain or snow or a mix of the two remains in the forecast through the weekend, although the chances are only about 20 percent after tonight. Fog is possible Friday night and early Saturday.
Highs should drop to the low 40s with lows in the upper 20s.
At 7 a.m., it was 42 at Spokane International Airport, 37 at Felts Field near Millwood and 32 in Coeur d’Alene.
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