Winter Storm Advisory issued for parts of NE Washington

(STAFF REPORTS)

A new winter storm is coming into NE Washington and will bring in moderate to heavy snow. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning to 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The valleys are expected to get between 1-4 inches in valleys and eight to 13 inches in the mountains.

There could also be 35 m.p.h. wind gusts on exposed ridges. The advisory was specifically set for many NE Washington locations including Colville and Newport.  A winter storm watch has been issued for Deer Park, Chewelah, Newport, Kettle Falls, Springdale- Hunters Road, Orin-Rice Road and Flowery Trail Road. An advisory means the storm will cause adverse conditions, whereas a watch means the storm could cause adverse conditions.

Travel could be very difficult for the Tuesday morning commute. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511.