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Summer Snow And More Rain On The Way

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Posted at 6:55 AM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 08:55:32-04

Beautiful, plentiful rain fell across the state this weekend. Wet weather occurred on the state's wildfires and brought Montana closer to the end of this year's fire season. A daily precipitation record was set in Helena on Sunday with 1.11" falling. Wet weather will continue over the next several days, but it won't just be wet. It could be white. Snow levels likely will drop to between 7000-8000' on Wednesday marking the first mountain snow of the season. For today, rain will slowly taper off late this morning and through the afternoon. Clouds will break revealing the sun at times but pop up showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely to redevelop through this afternoon. Highs will be cool, in the 50s and 60s. Tonight skies will clear out before widespread dense fog develops for Tuesday morning. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and mostly dry, but scattered late day showers and thunderstorms will move back in with the next storm. Wednesday will have widespread rain and cool temperatures. The airmass will be cool enough for mountain snow down to near 8000' with as much as a foot of snow accumulating on the Beartooth Highway! Some great late summer weather will return for Thursday into the weekend as temperatures warm back into the 70s and sunnier skies prevail.
Have a great day!
Curtis Grevenitz