Montana’s weather has turned a corner.  Sunshine, warmer temperatures, and lighter wind were the highlights for Wednesday.  More roads have opened after the blizzard, although Highway 89 South of St. Mary remains closed.  Most of Montana’s road conditions have improved, but some areas of ice and snow persist up along the Hi-Line and over the mountain passes.  And Thursday is March 1st, the beginning of Meteorological Spring! Thursday will be partly cloudy with a mild southwest wind and highs in the 30s and 40s.  There is a storm in the Pacific Northwest that will bring snow back to the state on Friday through the western and central areas.  Saturday will have a little snow in the mountains, otherwise it will be partly cloudy with highs in the 20s and 30s.  Wind will gust up to 20-30mph at times but severe wind causing whiteouts are unlikely for the next several days through the weekend.  Sunday will be snowy as well, but accumulations will be light.  The weather will remain a little calmer through the first full week of March.  Although a few snow showers will come through, there are no major storms or wind likely and highs will be in the 30s.  Not too bad…

Curtis Grevenitz

Chief Meteorologist

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