Colder air settles in and a few flurries are possible

Friday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 4:01 AM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 07:59:50-05

Colder air will continue to filter in on Friday allowing for daytime highs to remain in the low 30s.

Very thick morning fog has been reported around Great Falls and areas along the Hi-Line.

The biggest concern with the fog outside the limited visibility is the fact that it is cold enough to freeze on surfaces.

This is making for slippery conditions on bridges and overpasses as well as sidewalks and driveways.

The fog is anticipated to begin lifting around 7:00 am and become relatively clear by 11:00am

The low temperatures and lingering atmospheric moisture will allow for a few spotty flurries throughout the day.

An afternoon cold front will also help kick off a few of these flurries.

Little to now accumulation is likely throughout the lower elevations.

The colder and more seasonably average temperatures are expected to stick with us through the weekend.

Saturday will offer up mostly cloudy skies with highs in the low to mid 30s.

The wind is expected to pick up a bit on Sunday with gusts around 25 mph.

Forecast models are suggesting that another cold front will drop into the state Sunday evening.

This in combination with Pacific Moisture will once again open the door to a few flurries Sunday night into Monday morning.

Lingering flurries remain a possibility on Monday but at this point overall accumulations appear to be minimal.

Temperatures appear to trend just above average through the middle of next week.

Most every day this next week will have the potential for light mountain snow and a few flurries along the foothills.