Snowy Finish to 2018

Posted at 6:46 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 20:53:29-05

The year is winding down but there are still two more storms before the calendar gets flipped to 2019.  The first storm will come through on Thursday with light snow along and near the Continental Divide.  Towns like Augusta, Helena, Boulder, Elliston, Lincoln and Butte could see up to 1″ of snow.  This isn’t a huge storm but some light snow will fall from the western mountains out as far east as Great Falls.  Highs will only be in the 10s and 20s.  Friday will be a mostly sunny day with highs in the 20s.  The next storm will move into the state on Saturday with clouds, wind and some snow in the mountains along and west of the Divide.  Saturday will be a mild day with highs in the 30s and 40s, but a strong wind of up to 40mph will blow across much of the state.  Early Sunday, a strong cold front will move through with falling temperatures from the 30s in the morning to the 10s and 0s by evening.  Snow and wind will move across most of the state.  To say the least, travel will be very slow on Sunday.  Monday will be very cold across the state with highs in the 0s and 10s, some sunshine but also a few snow showers.  New Year’s Eve activities will be cold with temperatures falling below 0 in some areas to ring in 2019.  New Year’s Day will have light snow falling across much of Big Sky Country.

Curtis Grevenitz