Arctic Air, Snow and Wind Are No April Fool's Joke

Posted at 7:18 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 21:55:30-04

A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for Blaine, Fergus, Judith Basin, southwest Valley, Garfield and Petroleum Counties.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for much of Montana.

March is going out like a lion as a snowstorm moves across the state into the first of April. Not only will snow fall for much of the state through Tuesday night into Wednesday, an arctic boundary will bring very cold temperature to the state. Precipitation began as a mix of rain and snow or even just plain rain. Roads will be wet, then covered with snow. Icy conditions will develop as temperatures tumble tonight. Wednesday morning will have areas of snow with very cold temperatures in the 0s and 10s. Widespread snow will diminish through the day but areas of light snow will continue into the afternoon. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a few sunny breaks especially up near the Hi-Line. Highs will stay in the 10s and 20s, with wind chills as low as the 0s. Snow showers will continue over the mountains through Wednesday night. Overnight lows will fall into the -0s and 0s for most of the state. Thursday will be partly cloudy with scattered snow showers especially over the mountains. Highs will remain cold in the 10s and 20s for much of Montana. West of the Continental Divide with have highs in the 30s. Friday will be partly cloudy and slightly warmer with highs in the 30s and 40s. Afternoon and evening snow showers will move across the western and central parts of the state. The weekend will be slightly warmer with highs in the 40s to near 50, 20s and 30s in the mountains. Saturday will be partly cloudy with a few snow showers in the mountains, and a few mixed rain/snow showers in the lower elevations. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with more widespread showery weather in the lower elevations, while the mountains get a few inches of snow. Overall the first few weeks of April will be active with showery weather almost every single day and temperatures will average well below normal for this time of year.
Have a great day!
Curtis Grevenitz