WEATHER ALERT DAY SUNDAY: Cross the passes on Saturday if you can! – Kris

What we’re tracking

We are tracking a strong winter storm Saturday night into Sunday, and that is why we’ve deemed it a WEATHER ALERT DAY. Expect significant impacts for holiday travel, especially over the mountain passes in the Cascades and the Idaho Panhandle. Moderate to heavy snow is possible Saturday night and continuing through the day on Sunday over Snoqualmie, Stevens, and White passes as well as Lookout and Fourth of July Passes. Expect light snow and windy conditions in the valleys.

Weather Alert Day

Plan your day

If you have anything to do outside; Christmas lights to hang, mountain passes to cross or an important football game to attend, SATURDAY is the day to do it.  Expect mostly cloudy and chilly conditions.  The day will start in the mid-20s.  Highs will climb into the mid-30s, about 5 degrees below average.  It is a good day to travel, especially considering the alternative!

Saturday Planner

Spokane and Coeur d’Alene forecast

Sunday’s storm will punish the mountain passes. In the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area, expect a rain/snow mix or snow with minor accumulations.  It’s going to be a windy day with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. Colder, drier air will move in for the start of the workweek, with a chance of snow back in the forecast on Wednesday.

Planning Forecast