We have weather again!

November 7, 2018
Good Wednesday morning! Now that we are once again experiencing weather and my ID10T technical issues have for the most part been resolved, I will endeavor to wake early again most weekday mornings to give readers a look at what the weather holds in store. As of 4:33 a.m. Specific Time today, it holds a whole lot of dark all across the metro with wet roads and 36 degrees in Troy and 34 in Bonners Ferry.

According to the National Weather Service, we can expect cloudy skies today with a 70% chance of slop. Rain is likely to be mixed with sleet and snow as temperatures hover just above freezing, and it could turn to snow before the sun comes out later in the day.

Sunrise in Bonners Ferry comes at 6:41 a.m. and we can expect patchy fog through the morning. The sun should start peeking through at about noon and we're looking for a high today of 42 degrees at about 1 p.m., then it cools into the upper 20s tonight under partly cloudy skies.

Sunset in Bonners Ferry is 4:16 p.m.

In Troy, a 70% chance of precipitation today, likely a rain/snow mix with little snow accumulating. Sunrise comes at 7:38 a.m. and it should continue cooling to about 34 degrees by 9 a.m., when the heaviest snizzle is expected.

You should see some sun breaks beginning around noon with a high today of 37 degrees coming at about 3 p.m., then it starts dropping, hitting 31-degrees after sunset at 5:15 p.m. and heading to around 24-degrees overnight tonight.

Light to moderate snow showers at higher elevations will result in accumulating snow this morning across the region, and slushy conditions are expected this afternoon over Lookout Pass with slick road conditions at times. The mountains of north Idaho may receive locally heavy snow accumulations Today and tonight while most of the snow in Northwest Montana is expected toward Kalispell, Eureka and points east, where a winter weather advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. today.

As we head into the rest of the week, look for sunny skies Thursday in Bonners Ferry with a high of 41 and an over night low of 27, then the clouds come back Friday with a 50% chance of snow and a high temperature of 39.

Expect partly sunny skies in Bonners Ferry through the weekend with daytime highs in the upper 30s to low 40s and overnight lows of 24. There's a slight chance of precip next Wednesday and Friday, falling mainly as a frozen mix.

In Troy, mostly sunny Thursday with a high of 37 expected, and dipping down to 23 as we head into a cloudy Friday with a 50-percent chance of rain/snow mix and a high temperature of 36.

Partly to mostly cloudy through the weekend with the temperature dropping to a chilly 16 degrees Sunday night and into Monday, then highs in the mid- to-upper 30s through the coming week with a 30% chance of a frozen mix of precip next Wednesday and Friday.

As we head into winter weather, please do drive carefully and give yourself a chance to get your winter driving legs back on. Slow down, give yourself a safe chance to get a feel for slick roads and get to where you're going safely.

The radar image was captured at 4:30 a.m. Pacific.

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