Snow expected this week in Helena area

Brush the cobwebs off those winter shovels, it’s snow time.

The National Weather Service said there will be some snow hitting the Helena area this week, with a 90% chance of 4 inches of snow between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Predictions of 6 inches dropping dip to 40% and there is a 10% chance of 8 inches, said Matt Ludwig, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

And the snow will bring brisk temperatures, with a high of 47 degrees on Tuesday, then sliding down to 19 degrees on Tuesday night and a high of 27 degrees on Wednesday.

Courtesy of National Weather Service

Ludwig said the snow is coming from an upper-level system wending its way down from the gulf of Alaska and then down the coast of British Columbia and then inland.

He said a couple of smaller systems will drop some snow as well Wednesday through Thursday, with a 20% chance of 4 inches of snow or more, 50% of 2 inches or more and a 70% chance of 1 inch.

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