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Snow watch issued for northwest Montana
February 6, 2018
The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter storm watch for the Kootenai/Cabinet region and the Flathead and Mission Valleys in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon.

Heavy snow with accumulations of two to five inches are possible pushed by winds gusting to 40 miles per hour are expected, which could make driving difficult, with slick roads and sudden losses of visibility..

Expect a sudden drop in overnight temperatures as well, with an overnight low in Troy of 35 tonight, warming to 40 Wednesday and staying above freezing Wednesday night, and warming to about 44 on Thursday before plunging to 12 Thursday night and to five degrees Friday night.

There is a 50-percent chance of snow forecast for Troy Wednesday, then a chance of frozen mix Thursday and Friday. Expect mostly sunny skies on Saturday and a slight warm up through next week.

In Bonners Ferry, Wednesday brings a 50-percent chance of a frozen mix, with the snow level dropping to 3,500 feet in the early morning then climbing to 4,500 feet, and valley rain is likely Wednesday night and into Thursday, with snow at high elevations.

The cool down in North Idaho arrives Friday, with a daytime high of 32 and an overnight low of 12, then a warm up back into the low to mid 40s days and into the mid 20s to upper 30s nights.
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