Snow in the Forecast as Seasons Change

Posted at 6:30 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 20:47:03-04

It’s still summer in Montana, technically, but snow will coat the mountains once again.  There have been between 5-8 mountain snow events already since late August.  An area of low pressure will develop on Wednesday and move through Montana late in the day.  Most of the day will be cloudy with just a few light showers, but rain will increase late in the afternoon and evening.  It will feel like fall with highs only in the 40s and 50s.  Rain will be steady into Thursday morning, and some snow will fall above 7000′.  Moderate to heavy rain will continue early Thursday in eastern Montana, where more than 1.00″ is possible.  The western and central parts of Montana will have mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers through the day.  Friday will be a nicer, warmer day with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 60s to around 70.  Saturday will be a pretty nice last day of summer with highs in the 60s with mainly a dry day.  The Autumnal Equinox occurs exactly at 7:54pm Saturday evening because that is when the north pole begins tilting away from the sun.  Sunday a new, colder storm will move into Montana with rain showers developing.  Monday will be cold enough for a mix of rain and snow in the lower elevations, and snow in the mountains.  Several inches could fall, even down around mountain pass levels.  The seasons are a changin…

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz