November 4, 2011 in City, Idaho

Snow showers seen in Spokane area this morning

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Snow showers are being reported across the Spokane region and Palouse this morning.

One report of snow came from the Bigelow Gulch Road area while another shower was seen along 32nd Avenue at Evergreen Road in Spokane Valley.

Light snow accumulations can be seen this morning on the web cams at Mount Spokane, Schweitzer and 49 Degrees North ski areas.

The airport in Pullman reported light snow and a temperature of 34 degrees at 8 a.m. A hazardous weather outlook for snow is in effect for the Palouse, central Idaho Panhandle and southeast Washington.

A winter weather advisory was in effect for the central Panhandle mountains near Orofino and Grangeville, including parts of the Camas Prairie.

National Weather forecasters said cooler temperatures will arrive over the Inland Northwest starting today.

High temperatures that had been in the upper 40s and 50s are expected to drop to the lower 40s through the weekend. Lows will be in the middle 20s to lower 30s.

A storm system that crossed the region late on Thursday is leaving the region, but its effects will be seen mostly in southeastern Washington and the Central Idaho Panhandle today.

It will be replaced by a mix of clouds, fog, showers and a little bit of sunshine through Monday.

The sun may appear on Saturday after any fog clears. The high on Saturday will be a chlly 40 degrees in Spokane.

The chance of showers Saturday night and Sunday is only 20 percent, but the showers could contain some snow.

The next Pacific storm arrives on Sunday night into Monday.

At 7 a.m., it was 33 at Spokane International Airport, 35 at Felts Field near Millwood and 34 in Coeur d’Alene.

The airport had 0.06 inches of rain on Thursday.

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