4 News Now Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker has your First Alert Weather forecast

What we're tracking

4 Things to Know

We are tracking a frontal system for Friday and Saturday that will bring snow and gusty winds to the region. For the second half of the weekend, we're tracking arctic air that will drop our temperatures to the coldest readings of 2023.

Plan your Wednesday

All of the ice and snow that you had to navigate on Tuesday will be waiting for you on Wednesday. Temperatures running below average and near constant clouds have kept melting to a minimum. There's also the possibility of a few isolated flurries early Wednesday morning.  Otherwise, look for mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures will top out right around freezing, which is just a little below average.

Wednesday Planner

Spokane and Coeur d'Alene forecast

A front on the way for Friday will bring snow, possibility mixed with rain at times in the valleys. Right now, it looks like snow will be light, with 1" to 2" possible. The chance of light snow will continue into Saturday. Meanwhile, cold air from Canada will work its way into the region for the second half of the weekend. Gusty winds on Saturday will usher in the coldest air in more than a month.

Planning forecast

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Chief Meteorologist

Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker brings you the 4 News Now Forecast Focus every weeknight on 4 News Now at 5, 6 and 11. Kris’ dedication to providing you with the most accurate weather forecasts in the Inland Northwest has been recognized with five Emmy nominations, and Kris proudly displays the coveted “Seal of Approval“ from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Kris completed the Broadcast Meteorology program at Mississippi State University and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism and communications at Oklahoma State University. It was in her hometown of Idaho Falls, Idaho where Kris started her weather career in 1993. She’s also worked at television stations in Lansing and Flint, Michigan. Kris and her husband, Jerry, have three children: Sophie, Danny and Gabrielle. They also share their home with several cats and dogs, including a 160 pound Leonberger named Hammy, who makes regular appearances on the news with Kris.  The Crockers love to take advantage of the many outdoor activities in the Inland Northwest, but they especially like to ski, snowboard, run, and golf. In the community, Kris has played violin with the Spokane Falls Community Orchestra, is an avid Spokane Symphony goer, and is a member of the Spokane Symphony Associates. She is an active fundraiser for many local charity organizations, and is the driving force behind 4 News Now’s Coats 4 Kids campaign.