What we are tracking
We’re looking at a tough day of travel on Tuesday with moderate snow in extreme Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and heavy snow over the mountain passes. We’re also tracking an increase in very cold air Wednesday and Thursday. WEATHER ALALISM DAYS have been declared for both Tuesday and Thursday.
Plan your Tuesday
Leave your Christmas chores and holiday travel for one more day. Light to moderate snow is already making roads slick for the Tuesday morning commute and will continue into the evening. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area, and a WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for heavy snow in the Palouse and mountain passes. 3 – 6″ of snow is expected in Spokane and Kootenai counties. In addition to the snow, it will also be COLD. We’ll start the day in the low single digits and only climb into the mid-teens for the highs.
Spokane and Coeur d’Alene forecast
It will be colder before it gets warmer. Aside from an occasional storm, we’ll get a break from the snow on Wednesday and Thursday. However, the cold will lead us to the lowest temperature readings in years. Wednesday will be our first sub-zero morning in Spokane since 2019. The high will be in the single digits. Thursday is also an ABOVE WEATHER DAY due to very cold weather and wind chills down to -30°F. A WIND CHILL WATCH will be in effect Tuesday night and continue through Thursday night. Temperatures will rise over the weekend and into Christmas Day.
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