Spring Starts on the Wintry Side

Posted at 5:59 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 20:54:32-04

The winter season is officially winding down as the start of spring occurs at 9:50pm on Thursday evening. Although the calendar will change to say spring, wintry weather will hold on for Thursday across Montana. Most of the state will be mostly cloudy with scattered light snow showers. With limited sunshine and highs only in the 20s to around 30, it will be a chilly day. Snow will only accumulate a light dusting up to an inch. The first full day of spring on Friday will have more sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures. Highs will be in the 30s and 40s, which is slightly below average. Warmer weather will build for the weekend as highs reach the 40s and low 50s on Saturday under partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies. A few snow showers will develop over the mountains in the afternoon. Overall it will be a pleasant early spring day. On Sunday a weak disturbance will kick off a few more snow showers that could mix with some rain drops in the lower elevations. Highs will be right around average in the 40s to near 50. A stronger storm is possible for Tuesday which could bring another round of accumulating snow to parts of the state. However snow that falls this time of year does not usually stick around for long with increasing daylight and warmer temperatures.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz