Winter Storm Warning over Palouse and Spokane county

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Prepare for hazardous driving conditions because there is more snow on the way.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Spokane-Palouse, Chelan County, and much of Whitman County in Washington and Oregon respectively. All of Cheney, Spokane, Medical Lake, and the regions inland Northwest will be affected by the upcoming winter storm. It is expected to last from 9 PM on Jan. 5 until 4 PM on Jan. 6

Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources warns there will be 3-8 inches of additional snow accumulation. Particularly heavy accumulations between US-195 and communities along and east of US-195.

Cities such as Worley, Colfax, Uniontown, Cheney, Rosalia, Hayden, Fairfield, Airway Heights, Spokane, Moscow, Coeur d’Alene La Crosse, Tekoa, Rockford, PostFalls, Davenport, Potlatch, Plummer, Oakesdale, Uniontown, Genesee Spokane Valley, and Pullman all need to prepare

Forecasters predict that snowfall will be 2 inches per hour and is expected to create hazardous driving conditions. Make sure you have some basic supplies, like flashlights, food, water, warm clothes & blankets for any potential weather conditions. They could help you stay safer if you’re walking somewhere to safety or need to stay in your car for whatever reason.

It was a typical cold Friday morning in Spokane, when the forecast changed. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the county, urging citizens to stay indoors.

The National Weather Service is warning people in Palouse and Spokane county to stay indoors or risk being trapped on the roads. Schools in both counties are closed due to this stormy weather, with no end in sight for this freezing rain.

As of Saturday morning at 10 am, schools are still closed in Palouse and Spokane County due to the winter storm warning that has been issued by the National Weather Service. This is affecting school activities such as football games and other school events that were supposed to happen over these next few days.

The winter storm warning indicates the potential for significant snowfall, ice accumulation, strong winds, and blowing snow in these areas.

Snow can cause hazardous driving conditions Wednesday through Wednesday night. So the Washington State Department of Transportation is asking drivers to plan ahead.