Although the first weekend of March was very snowy with blizzard conditions blasting eastern Montana, the times are a changin’ literally and figurately.  A few roads are still closed near East Glacier and also north of Fort Belknap, however road conditions across the state are improving.  Where roads got a little wet on Tuesday, watch out for some black ice into Wednesday morning.  High pressure, sunshine, and some lingering cold air will be present on Wednesday.  The Hi-Line will have highs in the upper 10s and low 20s, but the rest of the state should warm into the 30s to around 40.  Thursday, a warm front will move with a little snow, rain, and ice possible up on the Hi-Line.  Some mountain snow showers will also happen along and west of the Continental Divide.  Highs will be in the 20s for northeast Montana, but 30s and low 40s elsewhere.  Friday will be a partly to mostly cloudy day with blustery conditions.  Snow showers and squalls will move over the western mountains and then down east of the Divide late in the day.  Mountain passes will likely have a slushy few inches of new snow, but there won’t be much accumulation in the lower elevations.  This weekend will be nice with mostly sunny skies.  Saturday will be a little cooler with highs in the 30s and 40s, but Sunday will warm into the 40s with even a few towns coming close to 50.  Don’t forget we “spring forward” Saturday night as Daylight Saving Time goes into effect.  Temperatures will remain in the 40s and 50s with mostly sunny skies for the first few days of next week.  Spring is in the air!

Have a great day,

Curtis Grevenitz

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