SPOKANE — Many people in the Spokane area were surprised at Sunday morning’s dusting of snow.
The trace amounts that dusted fallen leaves across the area Sunday is normal for this time of year, according to National Weather Service records. The daily average snowfall for Nov. 3 is about a tenth of an inch, far less than the nearly 6 inches recorded Oct. 22, 1957, and coming much later in the year than the 1.4 inches that fell on Sept. 23, 1926.
The National Weather Service says the area is likely to see more snow Tuesday. Forecasters predict a 70 percent chance of a rain and snow mix, with flakes switching to raindrops around 4 p.m. But forecasters say any accumulation will be less than half an inch and it won’t last long as the precipitation turns to rain on Wednesday.
High temperatures Tuesday are not supposed to surpass the mid-30s, forecasters say. Highs will be in the 40s the rest of the week, with a chance of showers each day heading into the weekend.
According to Weather Service data, Spokane can expect its first full inch of accumulating snow around Nov. 20.