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Weekend storm should bring rain, snow, wind

Wed., Feb. 15, 2012, 3:52 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for most of the Inland Northwest for rain, snow and wind in a storm expected on Friday night and Saturday.

Moderate snow accumulations are possible by Saturday, forecasters said, but the Spokane area currently is slated to get less than an inch.

Several computer models are predicting a fairly potent storm approaching the Pacific Northwest on Friday, bringing wet conditions ahead of any snowfall. Snow is likely to fall during the nighttime hours and in the wake of a cold front expected to cross the region on Saturday.

Snow showers could linger through the night Saturday with mountain areas likely to see the greatest accumulations.

The cold front could also bring gusty winds with it.

The inch of snow measured Tuesday at Spokane International Airport was the first measureable snow to fall at the airport this month, and it brought the season total to 21.8 inches. Normal for the season through Feb. 14 is 37.2 inches.

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