We’ve been so focused on the weather out east lately, I think it’s a time we head out west for a spell.
At 656PM, MT, Coeur d’Alene was reporting clear skies with a temperature of 31 degrees. The serene weather in Coeur d’Alene belied the weather just to the east, where snow was intense enough that a winter storm warning had been issued for the mountains of northern Idaho. A broad upper level trough is shifting quickly away from the region, and the surface feature will reflect that, with clearing coming even to the mountains by sunrise tomorrow.
All of the weather in the region will be based off of that broad trough. The region of snow in the area right now will move out to lead to mostly sunny skies tomorrow, but a lobe of instability will develop at the back end of the trough generating another area of mountain snow and valley rain for Tuesday. The bulk of the activity will pass south of Coeur d’Alene, but still close enough that it needs to be in the forecast.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 29, Low 20
Tuesday – Scattered snow showers. High 25, Low 18
TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 30, Low 21
Tuesday – Sunny skies High 23, Low 18
AW: Tomorrow – Chilly with intervals of clouds. Partly sunny, and sunshine High 31, Low 21
Tuesday – Partly sunny and cold High 27, Low 16
NWS: Tomorrow – A 30 percent chance of snow after 5pm. Mostly cloudy High 28, Low 22
Tuesday – Partly sunny, High 23, Low 16
WB: Tomorrow: Partly sunny in the morning, Becoming cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. High 32, Low 25
Tuesday – Party sunny, High 29, Low 20
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers, High 28, Low 23
Tuesday – Partly cloudy 23, Low 16
FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. HIgh 32, Low 21
Tuesday – Light snow until morning. High 27, Low 14
I guess I’m looking at the same data as FIO. It will be interesting to see the time of the snow, which is indeed falling in the mountains east of town at this late hour.