In the next days, a weather system is expected to move into the region, bringing mostly mountain snow to the area, with light showers or flurries elsewhere.
At the same time, an arctic front will come into the region from the northeast, bringing chilly gusty winds to much of the country. Wednesday is forecast to be chilly and breezy in the morning.
Additional Pacific weather systems are expected to pass across the region this weekend and early next week, according to the National Weather Service.
Showers and flurries behind the stalled frontal zone are impacting sites from Sandpoint down to Coeur d'Alen and even Deer Park late this morning, according to the latest updates. The strong, gusty north to northeast winds will persist for the foreseeable future.
In between the precipitation and clouds associated with the delayed frontal boundary on the southern limit of the forecast area and the showers to the northeast, there are discrete breaches in the clouds that allow for a few rays of sunlight to shine through.
Minor modifications were made to the maximum temperatures, and the winter weather alert for the Idaho Camas Prairie was allowed to expire without consequence.
Rain may persist at KEAT for a little longer this morning due to a frontal zone that has stalled around the southern boundary of the aviation area. Otherwise, strong north to northeast winds will continue to blow throughout the day.
The presence of a few showers to the north of the border may have an influence on flight operations in Kansas and Oklahoma, but VFR conditions should prevail.