Last Storm of Winter on Wednesday

Posted at 6:26 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 20:41:23-04

There will be more snow through spring, maybe even in summer for some of the highest elevations.  But this next system is likely the final storm of winter.  Next Wednesday is the start of spring, and after this next storm, the next week’s worth of weather will be quiet.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for areas along and west of the Continental Divide into Wednesday afternoon for light snow.  A BLIZZARD WARNING is in effect for southeast Montana for Wednesday afternoon and evening.  Montana will be impacted by two areas of low pressure, a weaker one to the west, and a stronger one to the southeast.  A few inches will accumulate in the western and central areas.  Southeast Montana under the Blizzard Warning will see a powerful system produce heavy snow and wind.  Travel will be difficult Wednesday with snow covering the roads, but travel conditions could be extreme over southeast Montana, the Dakotas and Wyoming.  This storm will clear on Thursday and the weather for the rest of winter will be very quiet and pleasant.  Thursday will be mostly sunny with highs in the 30s.  Friday and Saturday will be mostly sunny and mild with highs in the 30s and 40s.  Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, and there will be a little disturbance move through the state with a few mountain snow showers.  This will hardly count as a “storm” of any magnitude.  Monday, Tuesday and the first day of Spring on Wednesday will be pleasant with near normal temperatures.

Have a good day!

Curtis Grevenitz

Chief Meteorologist