Weather

Morning showers to afternoon clouds - Mark

It will be cloudy and mild this weekend. There is a chance of Sunday morning showers and then clouds to sunshine for Monday. Expect clouds and cooling temperatures for the end of next week.

Madrid digs way out of post-storm garbage, damaged trees

MADRID — (AP) — With piles of ice and snow still covering most streets of Madrid, the Spanish capital began Thursday grappling with the problem of garbage piled in the streets and tens of thousands of trees and branches blocking the pavement less than a week after Storm Filomena.

Sunny and calm today - Mark

High pressure in place with calm winds and a sunny sky. Mild temps all week and into the weekend. Chance of a morning shower Friday morning.

Guy Coates, longtime AP reporter in Louisiana, dies at 80

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Guy Coates, a former Associated Press correspondent who covered Gulf Coast hurricanes and civil rights, dodged gunfire during a New Orleans sniper's shooting spree and chronicled the tumult of politics in his native Louisiana for four decades, died late Tuesday. He was 80.

Northwest storm kills 1, causes landslide and power outages

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A powerful wind storm rolled through the Pacific Northwest, killing one person and leaving a trail of damage -- including a highway shut down after a landslide and a tractor-trailer that was nearly blown off a bridge. More than 500,000 people lost power.

Dozens of trees uprooted at Comstock Park

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Several trees at Spokane's Comstock Park were uprooted Wednesday due to severe winds. 4 News Now photographer Ernie Vela said it looks as though there are more than 30 trees that came down at the park. Photos…

Local ski mountains closed Wednesday due to inclement weather

KELLOGG, Idaho -- Several local ski mountains will be closed Wednesday due to severe weather. Silver Mountain, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Lookout Pass and Mt. Spokane have all said they will shut down operations for the day. A High Wind Warning…

Buying homeowners insurance? Ask these 4 questions first

Purchasing insurance may not be as fun as choosing new furniture and paint colors, but it’s a critical part of the homebuying process. Your homeowners insurance policy is a financial safety net in case of a disaster, so you’ll want to ask a few important questions to make sure you have the coverage you need at a price you can afford.

Crews making progress restoring power across the region

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Crews are working around the clock to restore power to everyone affected by Wednesday's windstorm. Avista officials said it would likely be several days before power is restored to all of their customers. As of Thursday morning,…