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Warm But Still Wintry (In Spots) Last Weekend of January

Posted at 5:41 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 20:48:27-05

It's the last weekend of January 2020 and there are no watches, warnings or advisories anywhere in Montana. No where in the state will the temperature drop below 0. Temperatures will remain above average but that does not mean there won't be snow. Saturday will be partly to mostly sunny east of the Contintental Divide but windy. There will be some snow showers with minimal accumulation in the mountains west of the Continental Divide. Sunday will not be quiet as sunny as low pressure moves into the state early in the day. This minor system will spread more snow in the mountains along and west of the Continental Divide. Because of mild air in place, a few rain showers or mixed rain/snow showers are possible east of the Divide in the afternoon and evening. The only places that may have difficult driving would be the mountain passes. Mild weather will continue all of next week. Snow showers and light accumulations are possible in the mountains on Tuesday. Another mild Pacific system will push into the state on Thursday and Friday with wind, rain showers in the lower elevations, and snow high up in the mountains. Next Saturday could have record warmth for the first day of February, but a sharp cold front could bring a return of winter next Sunday.
Have a great weekend.
Curtis Grevenitz