Spokane, WA

Snow to make for slick commute in Spokane

Liam Ford

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Up to 2 inches of snow is expected this afternoon and evening.| Photo via Pixabay

SPOKANE, WA — Expect snow and slick roads on your commute home this evening.

“Snow showers through the afternoon [are] expected to bring accumulations of one to two inches,” the National Weather Service said today in a hazardous weather outlook.

Heavy snow is expected in the early afternoon until the early evening, the outlook said. The weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m.

The chance of precipitation this afternoon is 75 percent, according to the NWS’s graphical forecast.

It drops to 7 percent by the early morning.

Patches of frozen fog are expected to form after midnight tonight and linger until tomorrow morning, when it should partially clear for a mostly sunny day.

Today’s historical high temperature is 53 degrees, according to Weather Underground.

The low? A bone-chilling –20 degrees.

Drivers are encouraged to slow down and be cautious on roads, bridges, and overpasses.

Drivers can call 511 for the latest road conditions.

The forecast is for parts of northeast and southeast Washington, and north and north-central Idaho.

Specific areas affected include the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas, and Washington and Idaho Palouse.

More snow is in the forecast for this weekend, the outlook said.

There’s a 20 percent chance of snow and more patches of frozen fog late Friday night, according to the NWS’s detailed forecast.

Precipitation will continue through the weekend, with a mix of rain and snow likely from Saturday to Wednesday with small accumulations of snow.

Temperatures are expected to tumble as low as 15 degrees tonight. They won’t get much warmer than 38 degrees, the forecast high for Saturday.

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