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Hold off on planting for a little bit yet ...
February 8, 2018
It's already starting to cool down as of 8:30 p.m. as a cold front begins moving through the region, with the thermometer sitting at 28-degrees on the way to an expected overnight low tonight in Bonners Ferry of 21. Then it gets chilly on Friday.

The daytime high in Bonners Ferry Friday is only expected to reach the freezing point under partly sunny skies, and an overnight low of 14-degrees. Saturday warms a bit under mostly sunny skies with a high of 39 and a low of 26, but Sunday brings another cool down to about 19 with a 60-percent chance of snow.

It's going to be even more wintry in Montana, where a winter weather advisory for snow is in effect until 11 a.m. Friday, with the thermometer dipping down to 17-degrees in Troy tonight, only rising to 26 on Friday and then diving to four degrees overnight Friday.

The warmest it's expected in Troy for the next several days is Saturday, when the mercury climbs all the way to 31, then it stays below freezing through Wednesday.

Area residents are advised to make sure your outdoor pets and livestock have a way to get out of the breeze and that they have access to non-chunky water. Those of you who got so excited over the recent warm snap you went out and plowed and planted will likely want to peruse the seed catalogs again.

At least until the Friday following. You diehards who just can't wait can plant then. It's expected to be 50 in Bonners Ferry, 44 in Troy.

If nothing else, you can get your snow peas and iceberg lettuce started.
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