Flurries taper off just in time for more to roll in on Friday

Thursday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 3:25 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 08:22:48-04

Although not quite as bad, morning fog is once again an issue today throughout Central Montana.

Flurries will continue this morning in and around Great Falls and North Eastern Montana.

The snow is expected to taper off by the noon hour for most with just a few spotty flurries remaining over the mountains.

Daytime high temperatures are on track to remain in the 20s this afternoon.

Arctic air camped out over the state will allow for overnight lows to fall to the single digits throughout Central Montana tonight.

Friday will start out chilly with building clouds around the noon hour.

Our next significant weather maker is on track to break over the Continental Divide Friday afternoon.

This system will have more moisture to work with and is expected to resemble last weekends storm.

The National Weather Service has a Winter Storm Watch scheduled for Friday evening in anticipation of this system.

Nearly all of North Central Montana is expected to pick up 8 to 12 inches of snow through Saturday.

The heavy snow will extend to Lewistown and gradually decrease in totals throughout the Eastern Plains.

Havre will be right on the edge of the heavy snow and is expected to receive 3 to 5 inches once it's all said and done.

This incoming air mass will drop weekend temperatures to the teens for highs and below zero for lows.

The cold arctic air will begin to lift out of the region on Monday allowing for daytime highs to return to the high 20s and low 30s.

Still warmer air is anticipated to move in by Wednesday likely melting most of the new snow accumulation.