SPOKANE, Wash. — Dry and clear weather is here to stay for the rest of the work week. That bodes will for astronomers and avid star gazers for the next two night. Tonight the northern light may be visible until about 1am. And Thursday night will have a brief meteor shower at 8:50pm. Clear skies give the Inland Northwest a great shot at seeing both.

Snow potential next week. There are a number of storm systems that will influence our snow chances both before and after Thanksgiving. So here's the simple breakdown for what you should know.

System 1: This Weekend. Some rain/snow showers are possible around Saturday night and Sunday morning. It'll mainly hug the mountains, but any valley precipitation will be boarder-line rain or snow depending ont he time of day and temperatures. A few more mountain snow showers are possible Sunday night too.

System 2: Before Thanksgiving. A larger weather system moves into the PNW Tuesday and Wednesday giving our area snow chances. It'll be much colder by then with highs in the low- to mid- 30s. However the latest models moved the best snow chances farther south. So still no guarantee it'll snow in area cities. But those traveling over mountain passes may be far more likely to see snowfall.

System 3: Holiday Weekend. Very few details known as of this point, but there may be more snow chances post-holiday. Temperatures are cold enough to favor snow, so that's about all we know on this system as of this point.

- KREM 2 Meteorologist Thomas Patrick

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