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Brace yourself because not one but two cold fronts are on track to impact Montana over Thanksgiving. 

The first cold front will "Backdoor" into Montana from the Northeast corner of the state this afternoon and evening.

This air mass is expected to bring frigid temperatures that will drop much of the state below freezing through Friday.

The second cold front will move in from the Pacific Ocean and meet with the Canadian Cold Front somewhere along the Rockies.

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The Upper-Level Low-Pressure system driving this weather event will draw a decent amount of moisture into the state.

The most significant weather impacts are expected in southwestern Montana.

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Rain will begin to impact the lower elevations on Wednesday.

The rain is expected to turn to snow overnight, and lingering flurries are expected on Thanksgiving.

Snow is likely in the mountains Wednesday evening and will last well into Thursday.

Road surfaces may freeze, leading to slippery conditions on Thanksgiving Day.

Winter Storm Information for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls

Extended Forecast For Great Falls From The National Weather Service

Thanksgiving Day
A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Northeast wind around 11 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 31. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 15. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the evening.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy.

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