Snow and rain are expected through the end of this week and into the weekend as two Pacific storms wash over Washington.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for the Spokane area Thursday extending through the night, predicting heavy snow in the mountains and “a messy wintry mix” at lower altitudes.
Thursday 2 to 4 inches of new snow could accumulate followed by an additional 1 to 3 inches Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow and possibly freezing rain are expected Friday morning up until 1 p.m. A mix of rain and snow is predicted for the early afternoon. Temperatures should increase after 4 p.m. and rain is anticipated.
On Saturday there is a chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, according to the National Weather Service. It will be partly sunny with a high near 36 degrees.
Sunday is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 31 degrees.