More snow showers coming just in time Monday’s morning commute

Monday, Jan. 6 Dayplanner

SPOKANE, Wash. — More snow showers are expected to fall across the Inland Northwest during Monday morning’s commute.

Snow accumulations in Spokane should only amount to an inch at most, according to the National Weather Service. Up to three inches could fall in Coeur d’Alene.

A winter weather advisory was expanded to cover the Spokane area and the Palouse late Sunday. That is in effect until 10:00 a.m. Monday. With temperatures warming to the mid-40s Monday afternoon, the snow should turn over to rain. It will also be a breezy afternoon, with wind gusts up to 25 mph.

Areas on the North Idaho Pandhandle could see much heavier snow. A winter storm warning is in effect for the area covering Sandpoint, Rathdrum, Bonners Ferry, and Priest River from 6:00 a.m. Monday until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. Sandpoint is expected to receive up to six inches of snow with this system.

This system is also bringing heavy snow to local mountains, which could make for difficult travel across the pass. Check the latest conditions on Washington passes here.