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A big snow maker en route

Thursday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Weather conditions deteriorate as we near the weekend
Posted at 4:33 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 11:03:59-04

Temperatures will remain a bit cooler on Thursday with daytime highs struggling to reach the 40s for most.

Colder air will continue to funnel in this afternoon as our next weather maker approaches.

In anticipation of the heavy snow the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for North Central Montana.

Widespread heavy snow will move in early Friday morning and will likely impact your morning commute.

The snow is expected to continue throughout the day and finally begin tapering off on Saturday.

On average snow the accumulation will range between 6 to 12 inches through Saturday.

The Hi-Line and North Central Montana will have the potential to pick up closer to 18 inches.

Great Falls will likely see 8 to 12 inches with Helena picking up 5 to 8 inches.

Significantly colder air will also settle in across the state.

Daytime highs are expected to remain in the single digits and low teens.

Temperatures look to warm slightly buy Tuesday of next week.