Unsettled weather predicted in the week ahead
November 11, 2017
According to the National Weather Service, a very active weather pattern will envelope the region beginning Monday and continue through the week with frequent periods of mostly valley rain and mountain snow.

While each storm will bring moderate to locally heavy mountain snow accumulations, the series of storms training through the area will likely promote increasingly deep mountain snow accumulations through the week, making travel over passes and higher roads difficult and hazardous.

Expect mostly cloudy skies in Boundary County on Sunday with rain and mountain snow above 4,500 feet, lifting to 5,000 feet Sunday night as valley temperatures hover just above freezing.

The daytime high Monday is expected to be around 41 degrees in Bonners Ferry, with a near 100-percent chance of rain, turning to snow at about 4,500 feet. Overnight Monday the chance of precip drops to 50-percent, and the snow level drops to 3,000 feet as temperatures dip back into the low to mid 30s.

Tuesday is expected to bring a frozen mix to the valley, with moderate snow accumulations possible. The chance of precipitation is 70-percent, and it increases overnight and into Wednesday.