By Tim Leeds 

Winter storm to the west not likely to hit area


January 3, 2020

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

A squirrel peers out over a branch on a tree during an unseasonably warm January day Thursday in Havre. Temperatures climbed to 38 degrees Thursday. A winter storm is expected to drop rain and snow in Washington and Idaho, with a winter storm advisory in effect in part of the Cascade Mountains, but is not expected to do much this far east. Temperatures are expected to remain with highs in the 30s through the weekend, with highs in the 40s during Saturday's high wind warning.

A storm moving onto the West Coast is expected to drop large amounts of snow in some regions, but National Weather Service is not predicting it to have much impact in this part of The Golden Triangle, although severely high winds are expected Saturday.

But a winter weather advisory is in effect in Washington and Oregon in parts of the Cascade Mountains, and the storm is expected to drop major precipitation in Washington and Idaho.

The forecast for Bonners Ferry, Idaho, predicts that more than 20 inches of new snow could fall through Monday.

But farther into Montana the amount of snow exp...

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