From staff reports
The Spokane metro area could see additional light snowfall of less than an inch between Friday and Saturday, but more frigid temperatures may be on their way after that , National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Brown said on Thursday.
The weather service initially forecast the possibility of 1 to 2 inches of snow in the Spokane area between Friday and Saturday, but that was no longer the case, Brown said.
However, there was a chance of 1 to 2 inches of snow in North Idaho between Friday and Saturday, he said.
“Looking into next week, we are going to remain cold so that any precipitation that comes in will be in the form of snow,” he said. “I see several other chances through next week where we could see snowfall accumulation.”
Wednesday and Thursday next week could bring a couple more inches of snow, Brown said, but nothing “on the magnitude we just experienced.”
Temperatures in the Inland Northwest were expected to remain below freezing into next week for the most part, the weather service reported.
Those colder temperatures include single-digit overnight lows that the weather service called frigid.
Highs might be stuck in the teens. In some valleys north of Spokane the temperatures could drop below zero this weekend.
This week’s winter storm saw variability south of U.S. Highway 2, including in Spokane, but Brown said it was forecast well for the most part. Northern counties received 12 to 18 inches of snow, while parts of the Spokane metro area saw 7 to 11 inches.
“It was on that high side of the range of what we could see,” Brown said of the Spokane area.
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