November 29, 2012 in City

Fog lifts along I-90 near Spokane airport

By The Spokesman-Review

The view from downtown Spokane looking west toward Sunset Hill around 9:45 a.m.
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Thick fog developed on the West Plains southwest of downtown this morning with visibility falling to an eighth mile at Spokane International Airport, but good visibility returned by 11 a.m.

The fog had settled over Interstate 90 starting at the U.S. Highway 2 interchange and on to the southwest after forming about 8 a.m.

The National Weather Service issued a short-term forecast for the threat of fog around Spokane and other parts of Northeast Washington through 10:30 a.m.

Since road surfaces have been above freezing, forecasters said there was not a great risk of the fog creating icy conditions.

The temperature at the airport was 34 at 9 a.m.

Rain remains in the forecast for today and continuing through Sunday. A high of 43 is expected today in Spokane. The low tonight should be about 39.

Radar images show an incoming band of rain along the east slopes of the Cascades and western Columbia Basin, and it is moving eastward.

Snoqualmie Pass is reporting snow flurries and bare pavement.

Snow is expected in the mountains.

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