From the KX Storm Team:
A warm up is on the way with a few more changes expected through the first half of our work week. Get through tonight and you will want a lighter jacket tomorrow afternoon & Wednesday. This warm up will continue through St. Valentine’s Day, before our next big drop in temperatures. Though it will be short lived, it will not be ideal during the next couple of days. Our break from extremely cold temps will start tomorrow Afternoon with temps climbing out of the single digits, through the teens and into the 20’s. As a ridge of high pressure moves East, winds will pick up. We are not expecting it to get too windy. However, a 10-20 mph wind with gusts around 30 mph will be possible. Winds will start to pick up before temps start to climb. So, chills will be in the -teens & -20’s as we start the day. Then, temps will pick up with more sunshine. Tuesday, temps will be 30 degrees warmer on average and it will warm up a little more, through Wednesday. After temps peak out, snow chances return. This means that St. Valentine’s Day 2018 will much warmer than today & scattered snow will roll in (from North to South) with light totals possible.
By Thursday morning, 1″-3″ expected for much of Western & Central ND with less than 2″ South of highway 200 and higher totals possible along highway 2. A few areas could get between 3″-5″. These higher totals will not be widespread, at this time. Through the latter half of the work week and into the weekend, a second warm up is expected with highs into the 20’s & 30’s through the weekend. By Sunday & Monday, some of our long-range models are pointing to a snow storm that could bring high totals for some of us. This second snow event is way too far down the road. Model guidance has been back & forth when it comes to placement, timing & totals. So, at this time I will hold off on a forecast. That being said, I am leaving higher snow chances in the 7day Outlook for this potential snow storm.
There is a Wind Chill Advisory in effect for our Montana counties until Tuesday 10am MST. Tonight’s temps will fall to near & below zero with a light to moderate wind. Wind chills will range from 15 to 30 below zero. Frostbite will be possible in as little as 30 minutes, to exposed skin.
Outside of this area, it will still be cold with chills dipping into the -teens, before our warm up begins tomorrow.
Tonight, clouds will move out of our southern region with scattered light snow ending. Lows near & below zero with a SE/South wind 5-5 mph. 30% chance of light snow and chills in the -teens.
Tuesday will bring plenty of sunshine with a few clouds and warming temps. It will be breezy with temps & chills well above zero. Highs in the 20’s & a few 30’s with a South/SW wind 5-15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Tuesday night will be mostly clear with clouds rolling in (North) and a few areas of light snow possible, late.Lows in the teens & 20’s with a SW/West wind 5-15 mph gusting up to 20 mph.
Wednesday will be partly to mostly cloudy with more clouds and scattered snow rolling in from the north. Highs in the 30’s & 40’s and a West wind 5-15 mph gusting near 25 mph. 40% chance of snow with totals of 1″-3″.
Wednesday Night, snow ending & temps falling significantly. Lows in the single digits and below zero with a NW wind 5-15 mph gusting near 25 mph. 60% chance of snow with chills below zero and in the -teens.
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