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Advisory: 4 inches of snow possible Tuesday for northern Spokane County, Coeur d’Alene

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 14, 2020

It was a little off the top for BMW of Spokane salesman Aaron Swiderski, also wearing a face mask, on his first day at work as he cleans away the overnight snow atop a black sports car Monday in Spokane.  (DAN PELLE/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
It was a little off the top for BMW of Spokane salesman Aaron Swiderski, also wearing a face mask, on his first day at work as he cleans away the overnight snow atop a black sports car Monday in Spokane. (DAN PELLE/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

Areas of northern Spokane County and parts of the Idaho panhandle could see up to 3-4 inches of snow Tuesday, according to winter weather advisories issued by the National Weather Service.

An advisory for up to 4 inches of snow, in place from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, covers the areas of Colville, Northport, Deer Park, Chewelah, Newport, Kettle Falls, Springdale-Hunters Road, Orin-Rice Road, Flowery Trail Road, Republic, Inchelium, Wauconda, Chesaw Road, Highway 20 Wauconda Summit, Boulder Creek Road and Sherman Pass.

In Idaho, the advisory calls for up to 3 inches in the areas of Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden and Worley. Snow may linger in the Idaho panhandle into Tuesday evening, according to the advisory.

Mark Turner, spokesman for the National Weather Service, said higher amounts of snowfall can be expected along I-90 mountain passes within the advisory areas.

Tuesday’s forecast for downtown Spokane calls for an inch or less of snow accumulation, with snow expected to turn into rain showers by 10 p.m., Turner said. 

“Because the temperatures are expected to be in the middle 30s, the snow should pretty much melt and not really accumulate much on road surfaces,” Turner said.

Temperatures are expected to climb into the 40s for the rest of the week, with rain showers anticipated Wednesday and Thursday, Turner said.

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