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Snow and cold will continue, then warmer for weekend

13 Janvier 2018

Commuters and mountain travelers should prepare for hazardous road conditions Monday as a storm moves in, according to the National Weather Service. It appears the duration of the sleet/freezing rain may last a little longer west of I-65, thus our expected ice accumulation totals being slightly higher in that area.

Today, the sun will rise at 7:54:31 a.m. and set at 5:23:43 p.m.

Just to show you how much the temperatures will fluctuate over the next several days, check out the roller coaster highs we're expecting. Rain and even a few storms will be the case early tomorrow morning.

"Ice accumulations up to.2" are possible until mid morning. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches with potentially locally higher amounts, are expected during this time.

National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the Butte/Blackfoot region through 11 am Friday. Wind chills are expected to be below freezing and speeds are expected to be between 10-25 miles per hour.

A flash freeze occurs when there's a rapid drop in temperature, causing a quick freeze of water already on the ground such as from rain or melted snow.

Slick road conditions appeared to have caused one tractor trailer to go off the road along a stretch of Route 161 at about 6:40 a.m. Friday near New Sweden.

A cold front will bring scattered showers on Thursday, with the best chance for rain on Thursday night and into early Friday. Snow accumulation throughout the afternoon likely with higher amounts SE of Indy. Spotty areas of ice are possible but is not expected to be widespread at this time.West to northwest winds will increase to 20 miles per hour, gusting to 30 miles per hour and producing wind chills in the low teens by evening. By this afternoon, temperatures will be in the upper teens.

The heaviest snowfall is predicted from the eastern Great Lakes to northern New England but snow is also expected to gather further to the south.

Weather on the plains should dry out but remain on the cool side through Friday, the weather service said. That's down from the 4- to 9-inch estimate.

The weather service urges caution while shoveling. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

Snow and cold will continue, then warmer for weekend