Plan for messy roads during Thanksgiving travel

It's here! One of the busiest travel weeks of the year, and traveling does not look like it will be a walk in the park, especially in the higher elevations. 

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: This could be the most active period of the holiday week. Snow will be heavy in the mountains at times. Any snow in the lower elevations will switch over to rain during the daytime hours.

Thanksgiving: Morning temperatures will be colder. Mountain snow is likely.  Rain/snow mix in the lower elevations. Wet snow Thursday morning is possible in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: The holiday storms continue. Colder temperatures with  rain/snow mix. Again, mountain snow is likely. The Apple Cup is in Pullman this year and the kickoff at 12:30 p.m. So far, it is looking to be a cold and wet game. Plan on temperatures in the 30s for the game. 

By the end of the extended forecast, the Cascades could have up to two feet of snow. Local mountains may receive up to a foot of snow. Good news for skiers! Bad news for holiday travel. 

On a related note, the Washington State Patrol will have extra DUI patrols out Friday Nov. 25, especially on the west side of the state. Remember to be safe this holiday!

RELATEDSome local ski areas could open this weekend.



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