Unprecedented, Record Breaking Cold Almost Over

Posted at 6:14 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 20:31:26-05

Tuesday started out with record cold temperatures continuing a streak of historic weather at the beginning of March.  However, Tuesday was the last day of record cold as warmer air will start to move in.  Helping to push out the cold air and replace it with closer to average temperatures is a storm coming in from the Pacific.  This storm will spread light snow across western and central Montana on Wednesday, accumulating a couple inches.  But it’s this storm that will mix out the record-breaking cold air.  Highs on Wednesday will still be chilly, only in the 10s and 20s.  Thursday is the day that will be noticeably warmer with highs climbing above freezing in some places.  Friday, another storm will likely clip the southern part of Montana with several inches of snow closer to I-90.  That storm will clear for the weekend which will be very nice.  For the first time in a long time, temperatures will not be dangerously cold breaking a streak of sub-zero Sundays.  Monday into Tuesday, a chinook wind will likely develop off of the Rocky Mountain Front.  For the first time ever, people may welcome the wind which will also warm temperatures up to near 40!  Here comes a heat wave…  Looking further through March, temperatures will average below normal with several snow events, but the worst of winter is over.

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz