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Wintry Wednesday and Another Polar Plunge

Posted at 6:24 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 20:35:53-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for most of western and central Montana through Wednesday into Thursday for snow and blowing snow.  Blowing snow was an issue on Tuesday, but falling snow will be developing early on Wednesday morning.  Snow won’t be exceptionally heavy, but rather light yet widespread across most of the area.  Areas of light snow will continue into Thursday morning before this disturbance moves south.  Another cold front with a shot of polar air will move in Wednesday night and Thursday, so expect temperatures to drop once again.  Thursday night, much of the state will be well below 0 for low temperatures.  Friday will be a mostly sunny day, but southwest wind will increase and create blowing snow east of the Rocky Mountain Front.  This weekend will be a repeat of the last few weekends with snow and falling temperatures.  Snow will develop across much of the state on Saturday, continuing into Sunday.  Yet another front will move through the state Saturday night into Sunday.  Highs on Sunday will likely be in the -0s to the 0s with snow coming down.  Sunday night, most of the state will be between -10 and -30 once again.  The final few days of February next week will be very cold and snowy, but a pattern change is likely toward the first week of March.  Temperatures just might climb above the freezing point.

Stay safe and warm.

Curtis Grevenitz