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SPOKANE, Washington – Right now we have a system underway that will bring heavy snowfall in the mountains and a few inches at lower elevations and valleys. There is a Winter storm warning in place for areas shaded in pink.

The Cascades expect to see 15 to 25 inches of snow overnight and Saturday morning. This will make it difficult to travel over the passes. Make sure you are prepared for winter driving conditions if you have any travel plans this weekend.

The northeast corner of the Washington Panhandle and northern Idaho will see 4 to 8 inches in valleys with mountain snow accumulations between 12 and 18 inches.

For areas shaded in blue, there is a Winter storm watch in place. Heavy snow is possible, valleys should see 3 to 10 inches in valleys and 8 to 12 inches in mountains.

For areas shaded in purple, there is a Winter weather advisory which includes Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. In these areas 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected. Across the region be prepared for slippery conditions.

Overnight lows in Spokane will drop to 20 degrees. Tomorrow’s daytime high will be 41 degrees, turning Saturday morning’s snow into an evening rain / snow mix. As we look ahead to next week, more snow showers are on their way with a snow break on Tuesday.

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