A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for central Montana through Wednesday into Thursday morning. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY remains in effect for northeast Montana. A FLOOD WATCH continues for an ice jam on the Jefferson River.
Warm air has moved into western and central Montana. The temperature gradient is extremely tight, where in the course of only a few miles you may experience a temperature change of nearly 40 degrees. This tremendous difference is just east and north of the mountains heading into the Montana prairies. This front will likely stay nearly stationary tonight. Wednesday will be wintry with snow increasing through the day. Northcentral Montana will remain cold while areas west of the Divide will be warm again with highs near freezing. Wednesday night into Thursday morning, colder air will spread south through the state once again. Valentine’s Day will start off sunny, but clouds will quickly increase through the afternoon and snow will spread up through the Capital right around dinner time. Highs will once again differ greatly from near 0 in northcentral Montana to the 20s in the southwestern part of the state. Friday will be a mostly cloudy day with periods of light snow. Saturday, snow will become widespread once again as another arctic front moves through the state. By Saturday evening, much of Montana will once again dive below zero. Sunday night, much of the state will have lows near -20. Presidents’ Day will be sunny but very cold.
Have a great day!