Powdery Presidents' Day Weekend for the Mountains

Posted at 6:34 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 20:49:55-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for the Rocky Mountain Front and Marias Pass through Sunday evening.

This holiday weekend will be on the stormy side with wind and snow especially in the mountains. The lower elevations will see more wind than wintry precipitation, but some snow will pepper the lower elevations as well. Snow showers will have varied intensity so while most snow showers will be light, there will be some blinding snow squalls that could quickly coat the ground. Saturday will be wind across the plains with most of the snow showers in the mountains. Highs will be in the 30s and 40s in the lower elevations, 20s in the mountains. Snow showers will continue through Saturday night into Sunday over the higher terrain, with increasing snow showers over the lower elevations on Sunday. Highs will be cooler in the 20s and 30s. Presidents' Day will have scattered snow showers again, with the lower elevations possibly seeing a coating up to an inch. The mountains will likely see several inches through the day. Keep in mind if you are heading up into the mountains, there has been a significant amount of snow recently. So although the lower elevations haven't had much snow, it's plenty deep in the higher terrain. Monday will be mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers across the state. Highs will be colder, in the 20s to low 30s. Another round of snow (scattered) will be coming through on Tuesday before high pressure moves in on Wednesday with abundant sunshine and a quieter pattern for several days.
Have a great weekend.
Curtis Grevenitz