For the Spokane area and the Palouse, it's going to be a close call.As expected, Friday's storm brought snow to many, but not all, valley locations. The Columbia Basin received little if any snow, while southeast Washington and the southern Panhandle saw the best snowfall, up to 8". Most other locations received around 2-3". Now, can we hold on to it? Warmer air began moving into our area on Monday, along with some light rain (or snow along the Canadian border). But the real problem will be the warm, moist wind. This kind of wind eats snow rather quickly.
The northern valleys and Idaho Panhandle will probalby keep most of their snow. For the Spokane area and the Palouse, it's going to be a close call. These will be the windiest locations, so a couple of inches on the ground Monday morning may disappear by the evening. Any snow left by Tuesday morning will survive until Christmas, as the weather will be dry and cold for the remainder of the week.