Gray skies for Black Friday shoppers and a WEATHER ALERT DAY for Sunday travelers – Kris
What we’re tracking
We are tracking several travel hazards between now and the end of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Dense fog will plague drivers Friday morning. Friday night, light valley rain will turn to snow in spots. Travel over the area mountain passes will be snowy at times on Friday. Finally, we are tracking a strong winter storm Saturday night into Sunday. Expect significant impacts for holiday travel, especially over the mountain passes in the Cascades and the Idaho Panhandle. Moderate to heavy snow is possible Saturday night and continuing through the day on Sunday.
Plan your day
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Friday will start with areas of dense fog. If you’re going to get up extra early for Black Friday shopping, expect some dense fog and patches of freezing fog on the roads. A storm system will arrive in the late afternoon. Precipitation will start as rain in the valleys but might turn into a rain-snow mix or snow before drying out late Friday night. Up to 1″ of snow is possible
Spokane and Coeur d’Alene forecast
Sunday’s storm will punish the mountain passes. In the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area, expect a rain/snow mix or snow with minor accumulations. It’s going to be a windy day with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. Colder, drier air will move in for the start of the workweek, with a chance of snow back in the forecast on Wednesday.
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