Snow first, then windy and wet - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Snow first, then windy and wet

Ice on the rocks along the Spokane River, submitted by Marsha via Weather Pix Ice on the rocks along the Spokane River, submitted by Marsha via Weather Pix

SPOKANE, Wash. - The first significant snow of the season is moving in as a warm and wet Pacific storm is expected to reach the Spokane area late Monday night. 

If you live in the Spokane area, you can expect up to four inches of snow by Tuesday evening.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for areas north of I-90 and between eight and 15 inches of snow in the mountains is expected by Wednesday morning. The warning is in effect until Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Valley areas can expect between four and eight inches of snow by Tuesday night, though areas south of I-90 will accumulate less snow as showers change to rain Tuesday, with brief freezing rain possible during the change over.
 
Over the next 36 hours, you can expect two rounds of showers. The first will bring snow Monday night and into Tuesday morning. A brief break is expected during the day on Tuesday with the second round of showers due Tuesday night into Wednesday. Showers should change to all rain by Wednesday.
 
The sub-tropical nature of the storm will force out the last of the frigid arctic air and bring daytime temperatures into the mid 30s.  You should expect a showery and windy week:

Forecast
Monday night Snow, accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Lows in the lower 20s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent
Tuesday Snow in the morning, then a chance of light rain or snow. Patchy drizzle and fog in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches above 2000 feet. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. South wind 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to the east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent
Tuesday night A mix of snow and rain in the evening, then light rain overnight. Additional snow accumulation of less than an inch. Total snow accumulation 3 to 7 inches above 3000 feet. Lows in the lower 30s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent
Wednesday /Wednesday night Light rain likely. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Lows around 30. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. Rainfall amounts less than a quarter of an inch
Thursday/Thursday night Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain or snow. Highs in the mid to upper 30s. Lows around 30
Friday though Saturday night Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 30s. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s
Sunday/Sunday night Cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s
 
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