SPOKANE, Wash. — We might as well face it: Winter is not coming. It has arrived.
Areas throughout the Inland Northwest are kicking off the end of the work week with below-freezing temperatures.
At 6 a.m., the recorded temperature at Spokane International Airport was 27 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. This was the same recorded temperature in Sandpoint, Idaho.
The temperature at Felts Field in Spokane was 30 degrees.
Other areas throughout the Inland Northwest also saw chilly conditions, including Deer Park at 24 degrees, Pullman at 30 degrees, Lewiston at 29 degrees, Coeur d'Alene at 26 degrees, Bonners Ferry at 28 degrees, Moses Lake at 25 degrees, Ephrata at 28 degrees and Omak at 27 degrees.
The National Weather Service also tweeted a map of frigid temperatures in our area just after 1 a.m. on Friday.
There is a chance that we will see snowflakes in Spokane on Friday, and the National Weather Service is predicting some snow in Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The National Weather Service is predicting little to no snow accumulation in Spokane.
The chance of rain in Spokane holds at 40 percent but increases toward Coeur d'Alene with 50 percent.