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Freezing drizzle and snow make for hazardous driving conditions

Temperatures dropped quickly after a cold front moved through
Posted at 8:35 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 23:31:31-05

GREAT FALLS — Temperatures have dropped quickly after a cold front moved through parts of Montana on Tuesday afternoon.

The front also brought with it precipitation, which fell mostly as light rain and mist in and around Great Falls, which then turned to freezing drizzle. Coupled with the dropping temperatures, hazardous driving conditions are popping up around the area, causing slick roads in some areas.

The precipitation will quickly turn to snow and will continue through the evening before tapering off Wednesday morning. Most areas in our region will will pick up between about 1 and 4 inches, with more expected at higher elevations, which will make driving conditions even worse overnight and into Wednesday.

Low temperatures Wednesday will range from the teens to lower 20s, and highs will be in the 20s and 30s.

(UPDATE) At 9:23 p.m., the National Weather Service posted on Facebook: "Black ice due to freezing drizzle is making all outdoor travel extremely hazardous across the greater Great Falls area! Freezing drizzle could continue through the night. Prepare for extremely challenging travel conditions overnight into Wednesday morning!"