January-like Cold Loosens Grip on Montana

Posted at 6:11 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 20:41:23-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for north-central Montana from Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning.

Happy Veterans Day! Brutal cold to start off this week as wind chills are well below 0, and many towns have temperatures below zero. Malta had a wind chill of -42 at one point early Monday morning. Another storm will approach on Tuesday with a mix of rain and snow. Hard to believe but temperatures will warm up significantly, so a mix of rain and snow is likely. The mix will be light and showery, and most of it will fall after dark on Tuesday evening and clear by Wednesday morning. The greatest accumulation will be up on the Hi-Line again with several inches piling up. The central mountains and the Bob Marshall Wilderness will also see several inches accumulate. Not much will fall around Great Falls or Helena, certainly less than was accumulated over the weekend. After some morning clouds on Wednesday, mostly sunny skies will develop. Highs will warm into the 40s for most areas, and more snow will be melting. Quiet weather will continue through Thursday into Friday, with highs close to seasonal average. Another minor system will spread a few isolated snow showers over the mountains on Friday night and early Saturday. Weekend highs will be in the 40s to around 50, 30s in the mountains, which is close to average here in the middle of November in Montana. A larger snow event is possible around Tuesday of next week.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz