SPOKANE, Wash. -- A double-hitter will makes its way across the Inland Northwest Thursday.
The first system brings wet snow to the valleys Thursday morning and mountain snow over the Cascades and North Idaho Panhandle.
The second system, a warmer front, will bring a rain/snow mix tonight for folks in the valley and more snow for the higher elevations.
The cities of Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Priest River, Kellogg, Wallace and Fourth of July and Lookout passes are under the Winter Storm Watch for Friday.
Heavy Idaho mountain snow will be likely, with 6-12 inches in northern cities, one to two inches of mountain accumulation expected.
Northeast Washington mountains will pick up 6-12 inches of new snow.
Spokane could see three to four inches while Coeur d'Alene expects more with 6-8 inches.
Between 6 and 11 p.m., there might be a break in the Spokane metro area as the snow moves out and the rain/snow mix moves in. After 11 p.m. it looks like that system will stick around until 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Officials suggest taking extra caution while driving. Snow has also limited visibility around the region, making conditions difficult to see. Cooler and drier weather returns for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, from Friday to Monday, before we see a return to the wet weather.