WEATHER ALERT DAY: dangerous cold, travel trouble for Friday – Kris

What we are tracking

We are tracking another morning of bitterly cold wind chill values followed by light to moderate snow on Friday, which is a very busy day for holiday travel.

Wind Chill Advisory     Winter Weather Advisory

Plan your Friday

WEATHER ALERT DAY FRIDAY: If you’re like me, you probably have many errands left to run on the Friday before Christmas. If you head out, bundle up and plan for some extra time on snowy roads and parking lots. The snow will start in the early morning hours.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect until 10 o’clock Friday night, but the snow will taper off in intensity by around 4 p.m. Expect 2 – 4″ around the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.  Meanwhile, it is still going to be very cold, but not AS cold as Thursday.  A WIND CHILL ADVISORY will remain in effect until 11:00 a.m. Temperatures will start out in the single digits and climb into the teens.

Friday Weather Alert Day     Friday Forecast

Spokane and Coeur d’Alene forecast

The chance of snow continues for Christmas Eve Saturday, but it might turn into a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet as warmer air replaces the arctic air. Travel will a challenge around the region on Saturday. Christmas Day will be mostly dry, with only a slight chance of rain or snow. Next week will be much warmer with a chance of rain.

4 Things To Know     Planning Forecast