Cold weather continues in Spokane; snow expected Thursday

<p><p>As cold weather continues in the Spokane area, meteorologists predict snow will blanket the area Thursday.</p></p><p><p>After the low dropped to 4 degrees Tuesday night, temperatures remained cold, with another frigid night expected Wednesday.</p></p><p><p>Tuesday’s low temperature recorded just before 11 p.m. was the lowest recorded in Spokane since March 1, 2019.</p></p><p><p>“We have a chance for snow moving in overnight,” into Thursday morning, said Miranda Cote, meteorologist at the National Weather Service Spokane.</p></p><p><p>The small storm was expected to bring about 2 or 3 inches of snow to the Spokane area, including Coeur d’Alene, according to the National Weather Service. The heaviest snowfall is expected Thursday afternoon.</p></p><p><p><span class=”print_trim”>On the Palouse, 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected, Cote said.</span></p></p><p><p>The Cascade Mountains will see significantly more snow, with more than 8 inches expected on Stevens Pass and about a foot on Snoqualmie.</p></p><p><p>Flurries could linger into the weekend, but “nothing too extreme,” Cote said.</p></p><p><p>Temperatures are expected to drop even more overnight Friday, with lows expected to reach 3 degrees below zero.</p></p><p><p>The end of the cold snap is in sight, with a high of 17 predicted for Saturday, a high of 27 expected Sunday, and highs in the mid-30s early next week, Cote said.</p></p><p><p>It’s “warming up a little bit,” she said.</p></p><p><p><em>S-R reporter Greg Mason contributed to this article.</em></p></p>