Winter storm to bring rain, snow

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012, 9:41 A.M.

A potent winter storm is expected to bring mostly rain to lowlands in the Spokane region tonight, but moderate snow accumulations to areas north of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, forecasters said.

A winter storm warning was issued for Stevens and Pend Oreille counties for tonight and Saturday for between 4 and 6 inches of snow in the valleys and 4 to 10 inches in the mountains.

Spokane could see a quarter to half inch of rain tonight changing over to snow by morning. An inch or so of snow is possible through Saturday night.

Elsewhere, a winter storm watch is in effect for North Idaho except for the lower elevations of Kootenai County and the Palouse.

Wind gusts are likely to accompany the storm and should peak about 25 mph in Spokane.

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