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Enjoy the dry spell; snow lies ahead

5:04 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018
A brisk Wednesday morning, skies are overcast but nothing falling, if you're out driving, keep an eye out for patchy freezing fog. Other than that and giving yourself a few extra minutes to scrape your windshield, roads are good.

Sorry I've missed you for the past couple mornings ... a touch of manfluenza or hebola or something has been making sleep rough and sapping the energy. This morning, I'm up early. Was tossing and dreaming I was working and when I woke up needing to blow my nose, I said "what the heck" and here I am. Maybe getting this done will let me actually let me get a few decent winks.

At 4:18 it was a chilly 25 in Bonners Ferry, 29 up at Porthill, 22 at Eastport and 27 down in the MacArthur Lake area, on the other side of the metro, it was 26 degrees in Troy at 5:19 a.m., 18 up in the Upper Yaak and 21 at Bull Lake. The metro radars show clouds but no precipitation, though there are patches of snow around Calgary, Great Falls and down in northern Utah.

We're looking for mostly cloudy skies today with a few sun breaks. Sunrise in Bonners Ferry comes at 7:21 a.m. and we can expect the thermometers to stay fairly close to where they are now until about 9 a.m., when we should see 27-degrees. By noon, we should be at the freezing point of 32 and our daytime high of 33 should be here by about 1 p.m.

Sunset comes to Bonners Ferry at 3:50 p.m. and temperatures start dropping. Expect an overnight low of about 17.

In Troy, sunrise is at 8:18 a.m., the daytime high should be about 29 degrees and sunset arrives at 4:49 p.m.

Expect things to stay just about like yesterday and today across the metropolitan area pretty much right on through Sunday, though the may be a few isolated snow flurries on Saturday; partly cloudy skies with the occasional burst of sun, highs in the low 30s and overnight lows in the mid-teens to low-20s.

Next week we see a change as weather returns; a good chance of snow across the region Monday through Friday and slightly warmer overnight temperatures.

Hope your day is good and rewarding ... as for me, I'm packing up this manthrax and heading back to bed!

Radar image captured at 4:58 a.m.

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