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Storm skips Spokane area, drier weather arriving

Heavy mountain snow reported this morning

An overnight storm system skipped over the Spokane region, but it is currently bringing heavy snow to mountains in Idaho and Washington. Forecasters are calling for drier conditions through Sunday.

Snow was falling heavily at Lookout Pass on Interstate 90 in Idaho and at Stevens Pass on U.S. Highway 2 in the Cascades. Snoqualimie Pass had snow and slush.

The storm system is now moving to the southeast, but lingering over the higher elevations. Spokane had only a trace of precipitation overnight from the storm.

National Weather Service forecasters are calling for drier conditions and seasonal temperatures conditions through most of the weekend.

Partly sunny to mostly sunny conditions are expected today and Friday. Highs should reach the lower 30s with lows in the upper teens to 20s.

The next serious chance of precipitation arrives on Sunday night when snow showers are possible.

Higher air pressure over the region is going to push the storm track into Canada for several days.

The chance of snow or rain returns to the forecast next week, although no strong storms are foreseen in the current forecast.

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