Final Storm Of Summer Brings More Than Just Rain

Posted at 6:25 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 23:39:36-04

The final storm of summer is here with rain and high mountain snow. This low pressure will get cut off from the jet stream and linger over the state for the next couple of days. Areas of light to moderate rain will spread east of the Continental Divide overnight into Thursday, but not that far east. Rain will stay in the western half of Montana on Thursday with sunshine and warmth in the eastern half of the state. Highs near the rain will only be in the 50s to around 60, with 40s in the mountains. Speaking of the mountains, snow will fly generally above 8000' with the southwest and south-central mountains possibly seeing 6-12" of snow. Keep this in mind if you're hunting or hiking over the next few days, full on winter conditions are likely in the highest terrain. In some of the lower elevation mountain locations, it will be wet and cool. This storm will still bring areas of rain and high mountain snow to the state on Friday with the heaviest rain and snow in the southern parts of the state. The storm will slowly slink east on Saturday with some rain shower activity in eastern Montana. The central and western areas will clear through the day with sunshine and highs in the 60s and 70s by the afternoon. Sunday will be another pleasant day with highs in the 70s and some sunshine for most of the state. The final weekend of summer should be a great weather weekend. The first day of autumn on Monday may have some showers, but warmer and dry weather will move back in for Tuesday and Wednesday. Enjoy it because a sharp drop in temperatures and snow levels are possible late next week. Stay tuned...

Curtis Grevenitz