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National Weather Service adjusts snow forecast heading into Tuesday snow storm

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Northeastern Washington and North Idaho starting Tuesday afternoon. Spokane is expected to get 1 to 3 inches, but many areas are expected to get signficantly more. (National Weather Service)
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Northeastern Washington and North Idaho starting Tuesday afternoon. Spokane is expected to get 1 to 3 inches, but many areas are expected to get signficantly more. (National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service is predicting more snow for northern Spokane County and North Idaho as the region’s first notable storm of the new year settles into the Inland Northwest.

By Wednesday morning, areas near Sandpoint could see as much as 8 to 12 inches of snow. That’s about a half a foot more than was predicted Monday, while towns like Bonners Ferry, Colville, Kellogg and Coeur d’Alene should still see about 4 to 6 inches.

Mark Turner, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said about 1 to 3 inches is expected in Spokane, though temperatures will be warm enough that it could come as a rain-and-snow mix. Higher elevations such as the South Hill could get a bit more precipitation.

Trooper Jeff Sevigney, spokesman for the Washington State Patrol, tweeted late Tuesday morning that troopers were “busy with crashes” as snow started to fall in the northern part of the area.

Precipitation should drop after Wednesday, Turner said. Higher temperatures above freezing are also expected.

This story is developing.

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