WEATHER ALERT DAY: Storm approaching with damaging snow and wind – Kris

What we’re tracking

We are tracking a significant winter storm that will move in late Thursday evening and continue through Saturday. This storm will bring heavy, wet snow to the Friday morning commute followed by high winds Friday night into Saturday. Several advisories, watches and warnings will take effect as this storm approaches.

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Storm Warning

High Wind Watch

Weather Alert Day

Plan your day

The later you can hit the road for the Friday morning commute, the better. Snow will greet early risers, but it will be turning into rain around 8:00. Regardless, expect a slushy and sloppy drive to work and school. It will be a very windy day, however, the most dangerous wind gusts will arrive Friday evening into early Saturday morning. Highs on Friday will climb into the upper 40s and lower 50s, so any snow you get at your house will melt by the afternoon.

Friday Planner

Spokane and Coeur d’Alene forecast

WEATHER ALERT DAY: The 4 News Now First Alert Weather Team wants you to be prepared for this potentially serious weather event. Expect heavy wet snow to start the day on Friday.  The snow will transition to rain sometime during the morning commute. Winds will pick up throughout the day on Friday, reaching damaging levels by Friday evening. With gusts up to 50 mph, there is a good possibility of tree damage and power outages. The gusty winds will continue through Saturday morning. Much colder weather and more snow is in the forecast for next week.

Planning Forecast