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Lighter Snow Headed Into Official Start of Spring

Posted at 6:30 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 20:52:48-04

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
By the luck o' the Irish, Tuesday was a beautiful and sunny day for most of the state. However, Montana is getting pinched by a weak storm moving up from the southwest and a cold front coming down from the north. Light snow showers will spread through southern and central Montana through Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Temperatures will dip down into the 10s for Wednesday morning, cold enough for light snow to coat the roads creating a few slick spots. Wednesday, the last day of winter, will have mostly cloudy skies with areas of light snow. There may be a coating up to a couple inches in mainly the higher terrain. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, chilly with scattered snow showers. A light coating of snow is possible up to an inch or two in the higher terrain. Highs will only be in the 20s and 30s. Spring officially begins at 9:50pm Thursday evening. The first full day of spring on Friday will be partly cloudy and slightly warmer, but highs will still be below average as Canadian high pressure moves across the state. This weekend will start out a little warmer on Saturday with highs in the 40s to around 50 and a few scattered snow showers. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a mix of rain and snow showers. Much of the rest of March will be cooler than average with more opportunities for snow.

Have a great day!
Curtis Grevenitz