SPOKAN, Washington. – Expect big weather changes on Sunday, as by Sunday morning significant humidity will cross the Cascades and cover the inner northwest. The night will be snowing, from dust around the Columbia and Paluza basins to as many as 3 inches in the Idaho Panhandle Valley, Pend Arei Valley, Upper Columbia and the Akanogan Valley. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene should expect dust just over an inch from up to 2 inches on the highest benches from the bottom of the valley.
Any snow won’t last as long as we warm up by 4pm and switch to rain. A lot of moisture and warm weather will bring to the lowlands a powerful atmospheric river. Snow levels in the afternoon will rise to 3,000 feet, and on Monday may rise to 5,000 feet. In the mountains and on the passes in the next two days a lot of wet, heavy snow and difficult travel is expected.
This week looks pretty wet and cloudy with more rain in the valley and mountain snow. The temperature is likely to reach 50 degrees in the middle of the week before getting cold again next weekend. There will be a lot of melting snow and this will be our first attempt to raise streams and rivers in 2022.
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