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KHQ WEATHER AUTHORITY: Get Ready....There's About To Be A BIG Change!

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Thursday: We start to see the first of several winter storms work its way through the Inland Northwest. This weaker storm looks to produce scattered showers throughout the day starting off as some light snow showers this morning (no significant accumulation), turning to rain/snow mix and rain showers by the end of the day. High: 40°
 
Thursday Night: Still scattered showers in the forecast and as we cool could see some very light snow accumulations. Right now projections stand between 1/4"-.5" of snow by tomorrow morning. Low: 31°
 
Friday: This is when it gets nuts. A second and MUCH stronger storm arrives by late morning/early afternoon. The good news...with the timing all the moisture is not really expected to accumulate in lower elevations. Spots above 3,000' could see some significant snowfall. By the time this storm is over the Clearwater Mts. and Blue Mts. could see between 8-14" of snow! Holy cow!

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SEATTLE (AP) - Forecasters say a strong winter storm will blow into Washington Friday with high winds and rain in Western Washington, heavy mountain snow, and mixed snow and rain in Eastern Washington.
    
The National Weather Service says the front will arrive on winds of 20 to 35 mph with 40 to 50 mph gusts. Peak gusts are expected Friday morning on the coast and north interior.
    
Forecasters expect 1 to 2 inches of rain in the Western Washington lowlands and 1 to 2 feet of snow in the Olympics and Cascades.
    
In Eastern Washington, forecasters also expect windy conditions and snow north of Highway 2 and mixed snow and rain south.
    
The Weather Service says a series of fronts will continue periods of rain showers and mountain snow into next week.
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