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Snow ends Tuesday as warmer weather settles in

A gradual warming trend will bring high temperatures back up to near 40º by the end of the week.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Snow is falling across the Inland Northwest, but as it winds down, the little accumulation will have some surmountable impacts. Less than an inch almost everywhere aside from the mountain tops. The cold ground from our recent artic chill means the snow did a great job of sticking. Timing meant a slow go for the evening commute. 

Temperatures stay cold Tuesday night, meaning the snow really isn't going anywhere by Wednesday morning. It will likely be very slick start to the day. With lows near 20 degrees to start the day, even what melts late Tuesday will refreeze Wednesday morning. 

Wednesday starts the warmup. Temperatures will climb above freezing in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, along I-90 and most locations south of the interstate. Then it's the temperature swing each day and night that have the most impact on the region. 

Temps will slide back below freezing Thursday morning. Once again, that means some slick spots on the roads. Then, it's another warm afternoon. Near 40 degrees across the Inland Northwest and climbing through the weekend. 

However, the end-of-week warmup comes with a chance of rain in low elevations and a little snow up high. Right now, snow levels look to hover around 3,000-3,500 feet through the weekend. That's much closer to an end of February pattern than a start of February pattern. 

-KREM 2 Chief Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo

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  • Jeremy LaGoo is the KREM 2 Chief Meteorologist, He joined KREM in October of 2020. You can watch Jeremy weeknights on KREM 2 News at 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 10:00. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Thomas Patrick is the Up with KREM meteorologist from 5:00 to 9:00 am and noon. Thomas joined KREM in January 2019. Thomas is an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist since 2015. He also serves as a KREM 2 weather and science reporter.
  • Michelle Boss joined the KREM 2 StormTracker team in 1999 and can be seen on the weekend evening forecast. She previously worked as a meteorologist at WEHT in Evansville, IN, and WOWT in Omaha, NE.

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