Inland NW Braces for First Winter Storm of Season

Mia Carlson
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Two rounds of snowfall will hit the region, according to the National Weather Service in Spokane.Photo byNWS

SPOKANE, WA - The Inland Northwest will receive its first winter storm of the season beginning today and continuing through the weekend. The National Weather Service's Charlotte Dewey says we can expect several rounds of snow in eastern Washington and north-central Idaho today through Sunday, followed by a warmer storm system that will bring areas of rain and high mountain snow.

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Dewey says the lower elevations will also receive snow, which will affect commute times.

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She adds that the snow will most likely affect drivers during the day on Friday. Meanwhile, Dewey says the mountain passes will receive heavy snow accumulations.

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Dewey adds that increasing winds will arrive Saturday, resulting in drifting snow. The Lewis-Clark Valley can expect winds of 20-25 miles per hour and the Palouse will likely experience even stronger gusts to 35 miles per hour.

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The NWS says much of the region could expect at least two inches of snow.Photo byNWS


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