Strong snow showers moving into Spokane region

Snow falling and sticking on North Side at 5:30 p.m.

January 10, 2013 5:04 p.m. - Updated: 8:23 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a short-term forecast for scattered snow showers across much of the Inland Northwest through 10 p.m.

The storms, which can be seen on radar are moving from the northeast and east across portions of Pend Oreille, Stevens, Bonner, Spokane and Kootenai counties.

Traffic cameras show snow falling and sticking to pavement at numerous locations on the North Side of Spokane as of 5:30 p.m.

Forecasters said that they are strong enough to drop a half inch to an inch of snow in a short period of time.

Emergency crews have been responding to accidents and slide offs Thursday evening and closed off Bernard on the South Hill due to slippery conditions.

Cold weather is settling into the region with lows in the lower 20s tonight and upper 20s on Friday. Lows will then drop to about 11 degrees on Friday and Saturday nights. Highs will also fall by Saturday and Sunday to the lower 20s. Skies will range from partly sunny to mostly cloudy, forecasters said.

The cold, dry weather should continue, although the cold will moderate at the middle of next week, forecasters said.

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