Warmer Air On The Way With Bouts of Snow

Posted at 6:22 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 20:39:19-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for areas east of the Rocky Mountain Front for blowing snow and reduced visibility.

Wednesday was warmer, but still way below average for most of Montana.  Snow moving through the state tonight and Thursday is part of a low pressure that will help push out some of the cold air.  Thursday will be one of the warmest days Montana has seen since the first few days of February with highs reaching the 20s and 30s.  Average highs are in the low to mid 40s.  All in all, partly cloudy skies and milder temperatures will make for a pleasant day.  The worst conditions may be along the Rocky Mountain Front with the wind and blowing snow, but even here will have warmer temperatures.  There will be scattered snow showers, but accumulation will be light and generally over the mountains.  Friday, another low pressure will move through the Rockies and will clip southern Montana.  Some light snow is possible as far north as Helena and Lewistown, but the snow will be heavier with a few inches accumulating along and south of I-90.  That storm will move out of eastern Montana early on Saturday, and a few mountain snow showers will linger.  For the most part, this coming weekend will be pleasant with more sunshine and warmer temperatures in the 20s and 30s.  Sunday will be a completely sunny day with light wind and highs near freezing.  The next round of snow is likely to come through Tuesday and Wednesday, but record cold will not be coming back anytime soon.

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz

Chief Meteorologist