This weather will be a drastic change from earlier in the week, with temperatures in the low 60s on Wednesday and Thursday.
Urban and poor drainage flooding, especially where snow is clogging drains.
Cold is sure, snow is still uncertain: As is often the case (here and even in colder climates), the cold weather blasting south is certain, but the chance of snow is still on shaky ground.
Residents across NY may experience some flooding as the freezing rain and melting snow hits, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office is urging citizens to take precautions in case that occurs.
Previous year more than 61 inches of snow fell on Spokane in the winter. By 4pm, the average area temperature will be 4 degrees, but the wind chill could drop to -20 with northwest winds gusting to 31 miles per hour. Wind chills on Thursday will drop to near 20 below zero.WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.More news: First pediatric flu death reported in Ohio
Snow is expected before 1 p.m. on Thursday with a low around 32 degrees.
According to NWS, accumulations of ice and snow could possibly create hazardous travel.
More rain is expected in the Sierra Nevada region, with rainfall of 3 to 4 inches expected. Rain changes to snow showers. The average accumulation by this time in the month is 4.7 inches.
Snow, rain and sun are all expected to make appearances in the next five days in the Spokane area. This could lead to blowing and drifting of snow.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS.Winds gusting as high as 30 miles per hour will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially on ridge tops and in open areas.