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Winter weather arrives by the weekend with snow and record cold

Cooling temps all week will result in October snow for many by Friday.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Your Tuesday forecast is mild and quiet with highs in the mid 50's for the Inland Northwest. Today will see a mixture of sun and clouds. Tomorrow a storm system is projected to arrive bringing a mixture of rain and snow and chilly north winds. Places like Republic, Kettle Falls, Northport, Bonners Ferry and Priest Lake may experience periods of light rain Wednesday morning with a chance of snow.

The chilly winter like temperatures for the area are expected for the second half of the week. It'll be very much wintry with snow on Friday and very cold weather over the weekend and early next week.

Cold air moves in from the north on Thursday. Daytime highs will fall into the 40s both Thursday and Friday with overnight lows dipping into the 20s. With cold air in place, the next storm brings a much better chance at more widespread snow.

We're still a bit too far out to know the exact totals from this storm. As we get a little closer to the storm, we will get a better idea of how much snow might accumulate by Saturday. 

Another blast of cold moves in following the late-week snow. That will set up the coldest days of the season with temperatures staying in the 30s both Saturday and Sunday. 

Bundle up!

-KREM 2 Meteorologist Thomas Patrick & Jeremy LaGoo 

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