SPOKANE, Wash. — The National Weather Service issued a Freezing Rain and Winter Weather Advisory for much of Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
A strong and warm winter storm movee through the region until 10:00 a.m. Monday morning.
The areas that could see some freezing rain included Coeur d’Alene, the Upper Columbia Basin, Spokane area and Waterville Plateau.
Precipitation was expected to begin as mainly snow but to quickly transition over to freezing rain and then over to rain for Monday morning. Ice accumulations were not expected to be significant.
The National Weather Service said light snow and ice accumulations were expected Sunday night and into Monday.
A freezing rain advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties such as slippery roads.
There was also a winter weather advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Monday.
The areas issued for a winter weather advisory were the Northern Pandhandle, Northeast Mountains, Okanogan Highlands and Okanogan Valley.
Precipitation was expected to begin as light snow in the valleys but is expected to transition to, or be mixed with, freezing rain for several hours
Snow accumulations are expected to be around an inch at the higher valley locations.
A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Roads could be covered in snow with limited visibility.