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Expect Slick Roads as Temperatures Drop below freezing

Posted at 6:24 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 10:39:06-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for western Montana until 11 am.
A LAKE WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED for Fort Peck Lake.

Today, most of the region's high temperatures will drop below freezing following the passage of Tuesday's front. Light to moderate snow will continue to push southeastward through the region. As of 6:30 am, a little over 6" of snow has fallen in Missoula and Lolo. Areas in central Montana has gotten between 2-4." Visibility will be extremely poor, and the road surfaces will remain slick and icy. If having to walk to the mailbox or car, please take it slow. Tonight lows will drop down to the single digits and teens under clear skies. The state will get a quick break from the precipitation until this weekend rolls around. A wintry mix of rain/snow will move back in off the Pacific for the weekend.

Tomorrow, warmer air will attempt to move in as the wind shifts back to a southwesterly flow. The highs will stay in the mid to upper 30s, and most of the region will have mostly sunny skies.

Friday, the temperatures will climb to the 40s, but the wind is expected to pick up.

Fun Fact: According to the National Weather Service, Great Falls has already seen 41.4” of snow to date (July 1st through November 10th), which is 1.3” more than the 2019-2020 snow season to date. Helena also ranks second for snow to date, with only the 1925-1926 snow season starting snowier.

Have a great day.

A.R.😊