(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
Four to eight inches of snow expected in the next two days…
Chewelah woke up on Monday morning to a significant amount of snow in the Colville Valley, and there is more on the way. With another winter storm coming in, heavy snow is likely in the mountains with moderate to heavy snow possible in the valleys.
According to the National Weather Service, light snow will develop early Tuesday morning and increase throughout the afternoon. Snow could become heavy at times during the evening and overnight hours. Warmer air will move into the region Tuesday evening which could result in a switch to rain for the lower elevations following snowfall.
A winter storm watch will be in effect from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning. Total valley snow accumulations in eastern Washington are expected to be four to eight inches while mountain snow levels could be between 12 to 18 inches. Winds could pick up on Ridgetops and gust as high as 45 m.p.h.
This weather could potentially impact travel conditions on area roads.