Less than a week from now it will officially be spring, but the signs are beginning to show already. Temperatures have modified some, getting closer to average. Sunshine graced most of the state. The higher angle of the sun is allowing for more melting even though temperatures have been below freezing. And people have even called the newsroom reporting their first sightings of robins, a surefire sign of spring. The weather pattern responsible for historic cold this winter has broken, allowing a return to near “normal” conditions for a change. Friday will have a little disturbance move to the north of Montana which will increase the wind off of the Rocky Mountain Front. Otherwise, the weather will be very pleasant with sunshine and cool highs in the 30s and 40s. The final weekend of winter looks great, with a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday. Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day and a weak disturbance may bring more clouds and a few snow showers to the mountains. This storm will not accumulate much if any at all. The final days of winter next week will be mostly sunny and dry with near normal temperatures. The first day of spring, Wednesday will be a sunny and beautiful start to the new season. With a considerable amount of snow on the ground, a slow warmup is desirable regarding flooding. Low lying areas will likely see water increasing as we head into spring. Flooding will be the next big weather concern.
Have a great day.