Presidents’ Day Weekend: No Pardon from the Cold

Posted at 6:41 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 20:45:15-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY continues through Friday night.  This holiday weekend will feature snow and cold temperatures.  Areas of snow will continue through Saturday into Sunday with another couple of inches possible.  While snowfall will be generally light, the cold will turn dangerous again on Sunday night with another reinforcing shot of arctic air.  Temperatures will drop across the state from Saturday into Sunday.  Sunday will be another very cold day with highs in the 0s and -0s.  As the arctic high settles over the state, clouds will clear out on Sunday night allowing temperatures to plummet.  Much of the state will have overnight lows between -15 and -40 by Monday morning.  Presidents’ Day will be mostly sunny but very cold.  Highs will hover around 0.  Next week, temperatures will warm somewhat into the 10s and 20s for highs as the arctic air retreats around Tuesday and Wednesday.  However, another front will dive south from Canada from Wednesday night into Thursday with snow and falling temperatures.  This pattern with storms coming from the northwest will continue to keep Montana snowy and cold through the end of February.  A pattern change is possible after the first week of March.

Stay warm and enjoy the weekend.

Curtis Grevenitz