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After Record Breaking Snow, Record Lows Likely

Posted at 5:51 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 20:35:35-04

Another fall snowstorm broke records for snow accumulation in some parts of the state, including Great Falls. Snow totals were impressive with many locations exceeding half a foot. Because the ground temperature is above freezing, some melting of the snow occured from underneath which will lead to icy conditions tonight. Please use caution traveling as wet roads could become icy and there are many areas with snowpack still across the road surface as well. The blanket of snow on the ground will also allow for very cold temperatures overnight. In many towns record lows are likely as the temperature drops down into the 0s. Some of the coldest locations in the state may drop below 0. Thursday will have a little cloud cover early but increasing sunshine will be seen and felt across the state through the day. Highs will remain cold in the 20s and 30s. Thursday night more record lows are possible as temperatures again drop into the 0s and 10s. A slow warming trend will begin on Friday as highs warm into the 30s and 40s. Once again sunshine will reign supreme with high pressure right over the state. Heading into the weekend temperatures will continue to slowly warm up into the 40s and 50s. Saturday will be sunny, Sunday will be partly cloudy. The next storm system will be weak, arriving by Monday with mixed rain and snow showers in the lower elevations, a few inches of snow are possible in the mountains. That storm will be a fast mover, out of here by Tuesday when temperatures warm up close to average in the 50s to around 60. Looking long range, some nicer October weather is likely through the middle of the month as temperatures will be mild through stretches of generally dry, sunny weather.
Have a great day!
Curtis Grevenitz