SPOKANE, Wash. — Winter weather is moving into areas throughout the Inland Northwest, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter storm warning is in effect from 4 p.m. on Friday to 10 a.m. on Saturday in Kellog, Pinehurst, Osburn, Wallace, Mullan, Fourth of July Pass, Dobson Pass and Lookout Pass. Heavy snow is expected, with lower elevation accumulations of two to five inches and higher elevation accumulations of eight to 12 inches.

According to the National Weather Service, travel could be “very difficult” on Friday and Saturday. A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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A winter weather advisory is also in effect in Moscow, Plummer, Potlach, Genesse, Kamiah, Craigmont, Nezperce and Winchester. Snow accumulation of up to two to five inches is expected, with wind gusts as high as 35 miles-per-hour.

The National Weather Service says to plan on slippery road conditions and limited visibility on Friday evening.

In Spokane, we will see rain and possible snow throughout the day on Friday. We will see a chance of rain and snow before 9 a.m. followed by rain later in the day. Rain and snow are expected on Friday night, with a chance of snow after 1 a.m.

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