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UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:36 p.m.

Hallelujah, the temperature in Spokane is normal again. And it just hit 60 degrees.

Spokane’s streak of colder-than-usual temperatures has finally ended.

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Up to an inch of snow could fall overnight

Predicted overnight snow will likely lead to an icy and perhaps snowy Thursday morning commute, a reminder that winter isn’t over.

UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

Thermometer’s stuck below normal

If February 2019 will go down in the record books in Spokane as one of the wettest, snowiest months in history, then March will surely follow as one of the …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Two deaths reported in Eastern Washington crashes in icy conditions; more snow expected overnight

A small flurry of snow, strong winds and below freezing temperatures led to multiple school closures Wednesday morning in the Inland Northwest.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Approaching snow storms expected to move February into second-snowiest on record

This month Spokane is likely to have the second-most days with snow in February and second-most total snow in February, forecasters say.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 6:59 a.m.

More snow expected Monday night, Wednesday

Colder-than-average temperatures and snow are expected to continue into this week as a new weather system moves up the Washington and Oregon border.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

City plows on standby as Spokane prepares for moderate snow accumulations

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory on Tuesday predicting that at least one inch of fresh snow will fall on Spokane through Wednesday morning.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

Up to 4 inches of snow expected in Spokane by Wednesday evening; even more in Pullman, Coeur d’Alene

The National Weather Service said Spokane will get 3 to 4 inches of snow between 10 a.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Wednesday, while Coeur d’Alene will get 4 to 6 …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 1:07 p.m.

Snow showers forecast through Sunday morning

A brief spurt of heavy snow hit Spokane around noon on Saturday and left about 1/2 inch of snow. More could fall after dark.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Half inch of snow possible Saturday night before Spokane temperatures drop early next week

While there is a chance to see some more flurries Saturday, forecasters don’t expect it to bring the mass amounts we saw earlier this week.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Spokane-area temperatures expected to drop again next week

Spokane will see an inch or less of new snow through early Friday morning, but temperatures are expected to dip back into the teens early next week, according to the …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

The snow will go on in Inland Northwest

The region could see up to a foot of snow in some areas as colder-than-average temperatures, icy conditions and snowstorms continue throughout the rest of the week.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

More snow expected for Spokane through Saturday

Temperatures are expected to remain well below freezing moving into the weekend, with up to 5 or 6 inches of snow, all mixed with heavy wind gusts that could make …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Deep freeze expected this week

Wondering how cold it’s going to get this winter? This week might reveal the answer. The National Weather Service is warning of ice and freezing temperatures in the Spokane area, …

Chicago faces one of its coldest days on record as Midwest plunges into deep freeze

The coldest air in at least 25 years is pouring into the Midwest on Wednesday, promising to topple records and prompting officials to warn of “life-threatening” temperatures.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 10:45 a.m.

Snow causes many school delays, closures in Spokane area, North Idaho

Several area schools delayed the start of classes Wednesday as a storm brought several inches of snow.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

National Weather Service adjusts snow forecast heading into Tuesday snow storm

The National Weather Service is predicting more snow to fall in northern Spokane County and north Idaho as the region’s first notable storm of the new year settles into the …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Storm threatens another round of snow, frigid weather

Snow and freezing rain has prompted officials to close the largest school districts in Nebraska and Iowa ahead of a winter storm that’s threatening the Midwest with several inches of …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 12:29 p.m.

Frigid air, high winds cause dangerous travel conditions

Bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern U.S. Monday with falling temperatures replacing the weekend’s falling snow.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Spokane’s National Weather Service employees feeling strain of government shutdown

Patience is wearing thin at the National Weather Service office in Spokane as its 25 employees remain unpaid and their jobs continue to be restricted by the longest federal government …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Snow follows freezing rain Tuesday night; crashes in Spokane nearing two dozen

Light snow followed by freezing rain coated Spokane before nightfall Tuesday, and slick road conditions caused numerous crashes.

The National Weather Service is ‘open,’ but your forecast is worse because of the shutdown

There are less-obvious ways in which the shutdown does affect the Weather Service – even its operations. Forecasters and managers are not getting paid. Weather models are not being maintained, …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Storm forces some school closures in Stevens County

A snowstorm that pummeled much of northern Spokane County forced several school closures Monday morning.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 3:24 p.m.

Freezing rain could affect Thursday morning commute in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

Thursday morning’s commute in the Inland Northwest could be impacted by slippery roads, according to the National Weather Service.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 11:21 p.m.

Dry, cold temperatures ring in region’s new year

New Year’s Day begins under partly cloudy skies and temperatures hovering around 30 degrees in Spokane, the National Weather Service predicted.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Snow hits Spokane and North Idaho just as commuters head home for weekend

A winter storm will bring snow accumulations throughout the Spokane and North Idaho region and is expected to hit just as commuters head home from work Friday afternoon.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Spokane awakes to icy roads Thursday after winter storm brings up to 3 inches of snow

One of the largest accumulations of snow in this decidedly mild winter arrived Wednesday.

Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington

The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Thursday morning sees wet, moderate temperatures in Spokane

On the third day of morning snow, our weather gave to thee: temperatures above freezing, slush on the sidewalks, and a car that drove over a tree.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

More snow coming, before a turn to rain

While a small band of snow did sweep over Spokane early Tuesday morning, meteorologists say its just the first leg of a two-pronged attack.