After Record Highs, Weekend Turns Wintry

Posted at 6:39 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 21:01:30-05

Record highs were plentiful on Friday with many towns up in the 60s and low 70s. Unfortunately this warmth will not last throughout the weekend. A cold front will work through the western part of the state on Saturday and the warmest air will be across eastern Montana. Highs will still be in the 40s and 50s in western and central areas, but 60s and 70s to the east. The cold front will produce some mixed rain and snow along with isolated thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon. The front is losing steam and will not produce much accumulating snow, with only the mountains picking up a couple inches. Sunday will be a partly cloudy to mostly sunny day with a few mountain snow showers. Highs will be much cooler in the 30s and 40s. Monday and Tuesday will have a few snow showers but little to no accumulation. Highs will stay close to average in the 40s. The rest of the week looks fairly quiet and mild with highs in the 50s. By Friday, clouds will increase as a new storm and a new weather pattern move toward Montana. Expect snow and colder temperatures next weekend, and a series of storms could produce more snow and colder temperatures through the end of March. Although the official start of spring is right around the corner, winter is not going away just yet.
Don't forget to turn clocks back on Saturday night as we "spring forward" into Daylight Saving Time.
Have a great weekend.
Curtis Grevenitz