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Temperature swing of 50-70 degrees since Monday morning

Posted at 5:52 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 20:45:27-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect for areas of north-central Montana through tonight into early Wednesday morning.

A new storm is moving through Montana with light areas of rain, snow, and mixed rain/snow. With temperatures hovering near the freezing point in parts of the state, a light coating of ice and snow is possible on some roads. However it is warm enough for just plain rain in parts of the state. This is fairly impressive as a major warmup has occured for much of Montana. After record cold and temperatures as low as -30, some areas are 50-70 degrees warmer than where they were on Monday morning. Low pressure will continue to move through the state into Wednesday morning. If you are traveling over mountain passes be aware of slippery conditions. Some of the lower elevations could have ice or black ice early on Wednesday as well. Temperatures will warm above the freezing point and then some on Wednesday with increasing sunshine. A pattern with more Pacific influence will allow more seasonable temperatures in the 40s and 50s through Friday. Another minor storm will spread a brief, spotty mix of rain and snow Friday night into Saturday morning. But by Saturday afternoon, the clouds will break and temperatures will be mild again with highs in the 40s to near 50. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with wind across the plains, highs will reach the 50s for much of Montana. The next significant snow could move through much of the state next Tuesday. Stay tuned...

Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz