Bonners Ferry and Creston get reprieves Monday, with only light snow forecast until in the afternoon, but Troy and Libby could see blizzard conditions, with snow, frigid temperatures and biting wind.
Winter storm warnings in effect in Bonners Ferry, Troy and Libby expire late Monday morning, but more winter weather alerts are possible.
Troy should see 25-degrees for a high Monday and Libby 21, with snow likely Monday morning with accumulations of one to two inches of new snow in both Libby and Troy. North winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour will make it feel like it's 10 to 20 below, making it dangerous to be caught outside unprepared.
Snow will taper off Monday evening, but the winds will continue as the thermometer dips to an overnight low of 10-degrees in Troy and seven degrees in Libby.
Bitterly cold temperatures, wind and a scattered snow showers are expected to continue in the east half of the metro through Thursday, with another system bringing warmer temperatures but more snow Saturday through Monday.
Partly clear skies Sunday night will again cloud up over Bonners Ferry into Monday morning, with only widely scattered flurries expected until Monday afternoon, when one to three inches of new snow could fall, pushed by northeast winds of up to 20 miles an hour in the valleys.
Bonners Ferry should see a high temperature of 27 Monday, but a system moving in Monday afternoon will drop the temperature to around 10-degrees over night.
The chance of more snow remains from 50- to 70-percent through Monday, with temperatures warming back into the upper-20s to low-30s by Saturday.
Creston is the Metro's banana belt in the week ahead and the place to go for pina coladas at poolside or on the beach. Not for temperatures so much, but for the best chance of some sporadic sunshine to put some tint on that winter pallor.
Snow will taper off Monday in Creston as the thermometer reaches minus six for a daytime high, look for mostly cloudy skies Tuesday with a high of minus eight.
Your best day for basking are Wednesday and Friday, when there could be scattered brief sun breaks, the best for that pasty winter skin as it makes getting sunburn less of a risk.
Look for snow to return to Creston Saturday through Monday of next week.