Extremely Cold Start to Workweek

Posted at 6:32 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 20:43:45-05

Brrr! Starting off the workweek with much of Montana dropping below 0. While northern and eastern Montana are cold, the core of this arctic outbreak is even further to the east over the Dakotas and Minnesota. Areas of snow and ice will continue on Montana's roads especially over central Montana where light snow will fall into Tuesday morning. On this second week of December, there will not be any huge surprises or weather out of the ordinary. Tuesday will have partly to mostly cloudy skies will highs in the 20s and 30s, but 10s in northeast Montana. A little flurry activity is possible over the central and eastern part of the Hi-Line. Wednesday will have a little more of a flow from the Pacific, allowing temperatures to warm into the 30s to around 40 for highs. Some of that Pacific moisture will result in a few scattered snow showers, but most of that will be in the mountains. Thursday another large Pacific storm will move into the northwest U.S. with rain and mountain snow increasing through western Montana. On the east side of the Continental Divide, stronger downsloping wind will develop which will warm temperatures up into the 40s. Another chance at light snow will occur on Friday, but the accumulation does not look more than a couple inches. The weekend will be partly cloudy and seasonably cold with highs in the 20s and 30s, lows in the 0s and 10s.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz