Plows assemble! Get ready for the biggest snow storm so far this year

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Get ready for the biggest snowstorm of the new year!

Snow will begin to fall across the Inland Northwest on Friday and will continue into both Saturday and Sunday.

4 News Now weather forecaster Nikki Torres said snow will develop across the region starting Friday morning, but the “fun” begins later in the afternoon. The region can expect to start seeing snow come down around 7-9 a.m. Between 4-8 inches of snow are possible for Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, with the mountains likely seeing much more.  Between 2-4 inches will fall during the evening commute. This is when the heaviest snow will fall, so plan ahead and give yourself extra time to get home after work.

Be aware of blowing snow. Gusty winds, up to 30 miles per hour, are forecasted in some parts of the region.

The snow will continue overnight and into Saturday morning, when the region could see an additional 1-3 inches.

Another winter storm will move into the region Sunday morning. The National Weather Service predicts this storm has the potential to bring even more snow that Friday’s storm across portions of North Idaho and the Palouse.

Please bring any livestock or pets into a dry, warm spot this weekend.

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