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Colder nights in the forecast

After a long stretch of mid-summer-like weather, people might, this week, want to bring in the fruits of their gardens and break out the ice scrapers.

Some forecasters are predicting the first long stretch of frosty nights this week, with below-freezing lows forecast Wednesday night through Friday night, although others are calling for similar lows to what has come to the area in the last few weeks.

National Weather Service reported a low of 31 degrees at its reporting station at the Havre City-County Airport west of town Monday night, with lows of 33 degrees predicted tonight and 22 degrees Wednesday, 30 degrees Thursday and 29 degrees Friday.

That follows several weeks with lows dropping mostly into the upper 30s or low to high 40s, with the normal temperatures running from about 40 degrees a few weeks ago to the mid-30s this week.

The highs have trended in the upper 70s to 80s and even 90s, well above the norm for this time of year on most days.

Not all forecasters are calling for a freeze, however. predicts lows this week to stay in the 40s and even 50s.

The highs predicted the remainder of this week range from the low 50s and even upper 40s, from the Weather Service forecast, to 50s and 60s from the Accuweather and Weather Channel forecast.

All three forecasters predict a chance of precipitation in the middle of the week, likely to dry out by the weekend, with The Weather Channel even going on to say the Havre area could see some snow showers tonight and Wednesday.


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