Several rounds of snow are expected, roads becoming slick
It’s already looking white out there, but more snow is expected through tonight and into Saturday for the Chewelah area. Several rounds of snow are expected across the Inland Northwest as a whole this afternoon, tonight, Saturday and even through the weekend. The light to moderate snow could make road surfaces slick and covered in snow, so travelers are asked to use caution.
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter weather advisory for snow until 10 a.m. on Saturday. Locations include Sandpoint, Athol, Bonners Ferry, Priest River, Eastport, Schweitzer Mountain Road, Colville, Deer Park, Chewelah, Newport, Kettle Falls, Springdale-Hunters Road, Orin-Rice Road and Flowery Trail road.
Snow accumulations are expected to be less than an inch today and between two to three inches in the valley overnight and into early Saturday mornings. About three to six inches is expected in the mountains at the same time. Light snow will be all over the area this afternoon and another round of snow will increase overnight. The light snow might make roadways wet and colder road temperatures this evening may make for slick travel conditions. Snow covered roads may also be difficult on mountain roads and passes.
Winds are expected to come from the Northeast and be between five to 15 m.p.h. with local gusts of 20 .m.
Go to http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?WFO=OTX. for a detailed view of hazard areas.
A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primary travel in areas difficult. Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility.