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FRIDAY: Heavy sleet accompanied by damaging winds – Chris

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What we track

We’re tracking a significant winter storm that brought rain, snow and potentially damaging winds to the region by early Saturday morning. Patches of heavy sleet are expected early Friday morning before the commute with winds gusting to 60 mph overnight Friday into Saturday. Several advisories, watches and warnings will be in effect as the storm approaches.

Winter weather report

Winter Storm Warning

Strong wind watch

Plan your day

The later you can leave on Friday morning, the better. Snow will greet early risers, but it turns to rain around 8:00. Despite this, expect a slushy and sloppy commute to work and school. It will be a very windy day, but the most dangerous gusts will arrive Friday night into early Saturday morning. Highs on Friday will climb into the 40s and 50s, so any snow you get at home will melt by noon.

Friday planner

Spokane and Coeur d’Alene forecast

WEATHER ALERT DAY: The 4 News Now First Alert weather team wants you to be prepared for this potentially severe weather. Heavy sleet is expected on Friday afternoon. Snow will change to rain in the morning. Winds will pick up throughout the day Friday, reaching strong levels by Friday evening. With gusts up to 50 mph, there is a high potential for tree damage and power outages. Gusty winds will persist until Saturday morning. Much colder weather and more snow is expected next week.

Forecast planning

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