The Inland Northwest awoke today to the first significant snowfall of the season, and more is on the way.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. today for the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas, with 2 to 3 inches of more snow possible, the National Weather Service said this morning.
Snow is likely this evening as well, with a chance of another inch overnight, the agency said.
Even more snow is expected to pile up in the northern Idaho Panhandle, including Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry and Priest River. In those areas, the winter storm warning will remain in effect until 10 p.m. today, with snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches in the valleys, and up to 12 inches in the most persistent snow bursts, according to the weather service. Ten to 17 inches of snow will be common in the mountains, the agency added.
Also, low temperatures tonight will make for some icy conditions on Saturday. It will dip to 13-17 degrees in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene areas, and to 7-12 degrees to the north.
Snow is less likely this weekend, according to the forecast, but temperatures will remain at or below the freezing level.
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