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Jet Stream Over Montana Brings Active Weather This Week

Posted at 6:34 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 20:42:05-05

The weather this week will be active and variable as the position of the jet stream is right over Montana. With a northwest flow, Montana is susceptible to cold air intrusions from Canada. While another shot of snow is in the forecast, the snow will be light and brief. Warmer air is also in the forecast this week, with temperatures possibly climbing above average by Friday. The next cold front will move south through Montana on Tuesday. A mix of rain and snow in the morning hours across the Hi-Line will slowly push south reaching Great Falls and Lewistown by the afternoon and evening. The front will push toward the Capital by late in the evening. Temperatures will drop sufficiently for all snow by midnight. The snow will be light, but will stick on the ground with temperatures dropping into the 10s and 20s. Wednesday will start out a little snowy, but the front will clear through the day with more sunshine later in the afternoon. Highs will only be in the 20s and 30s. A shift will move in on Thursday with more sunshine and temperatures warming into the 40s for highs. Friday will warm up above average with highs reaching the 40s and 50s. A new storm is likely this weekend with another cold front moving into the state late on Saturday with snow that could linger through Sunday. Although temperatures will turn colder, record cold is unlikely.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz