Hard freeze coming to Granite County, surrounding area


GRANITE COUNTY – The entire Tri-County area will be under a Winter Weather Advisory for the final day of the Labor Day weekend, signaling a clear indication that Mother Nature is d0oone with summer and ready for fall.

Lows tonight across Granite County and Helmville will range from 34 in the latter to around 39 for the county, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS). But Monday’s highs will drop significantly from the 70s and 80s of the weekend to a max of 52 in Drummond. Philipsburg (48), Helmville (49) and Georgetown Lake (46) will all stay below the 50 mark. All of the affected communities are forecast to have a 90% chance of some precipitation, with Georgetown Lake slipping into a 90% chance of snow by the evening hours.

As Labor Day comes to close, temperatures will fall well below freezing for the first time this year. Little or no snow accumulation is expected throughout the region, but areas of fog may exist in Helmville and Philipsburg. Monday night lows are projected to be 26 for Drummond, 24 for Philipsburg, 22 for Georgetown Lake and 21 in Helmville after the final of the 56th Annual NRA Rodeo.

Temperatures will begin to rise throughout the region Tuesday, but Helmville and Georgetown Lake are projected to remain below freezing at night with temps of 27 and 29, respectively. Philipsburg and Drummond should both drop to just above freezing at 33.


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