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Posted at 5:52 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 20:25:33-05

Get ready for a wintry Wednesday.  A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for Cascade, Judith Basin and Meagher Counties through Wednesday night.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for most of western and central Montana into Wednesday night and Thursday morning.  Low pressure will move through on Wednesday with widespread snow through most of the day.  The only area that should not see much if any snow will be the Hi-Line east of the Havre area.  Although northeast Montana will drop below 0 by Thursday morning.  Snow will gradually end late Wednesday in the lower elevations, and by Thursday morning in the mountains.  Thursday will be partly cloudy and windy.  Friday, another round of snow will move through parts of the state.  This time, it’ll be a light event with just a coating up to around 1-2″.  This weekend will start out windy and warm.  Saturday will be partly cloudy with strong wind over the plains.  Temperatures will warm into the 40s.  The valleys of western Montana will likely have no wind, inversions and highs in the 30s Saturday.  Sunday will start out partly cloudy, mild and windy.  Later in the day, a cold front will move south through the state.  Temperatures will drop quickly into the 10s and 20s behind the front.  Snow may mix with a little rain briefly Sunday afternoon, but it’s all snow Sunday night and Monday morning.  Another few inches of snow are likely in the lower elevations.  Looking even further down the road, the end of January and the beginning of February could have a brutal snowstorm with temperatures well below 0 for most of the state.  Stay tuned and be safe.

Curtis Grevenitz