Feeling Like Fall, Looking Like Winter

Posted at 6:32 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 23:31:36-04

Happy Autumn!  Fall officially began on Saturday evening and the weather has felt appropriate since.  Fall in Montana of course means colors from changing leaves, but also mountain snow.  Over the weekend and at time on Monday, snow was flying in the higher elevations.  The next couple of days will feature nicer fall weather with mostly sunny skies and highs back in the 50s and 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday.  However, another fall storm will move into the state on Thursday.  This cold front will drop south out of Canada and snow levels will go south as well, so to speak.  Rain will break out across northern Montana on Thursday morning, and spread south through the afternoon.  Snow levels will initially be high, but lower through the night.  By Friday morning, snow levels could come down to around 4000′ in some parts of the state.  That means areas in the valleys and plains could see their first round of snow this season.  A few inches could accumulate above about 5000′ by Friday.  Another front will move through the state over the weekend, which could bring another round of rain, lowering snow levels, mountain snow and significant moisture.

There’s a full moon tonight, Monday night.

Have a great day.

Curtis Grevenitz