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Spring Not Yet An Equal Entity

Posted at 6:06 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 20:37:02-04

While some areas of Montana have sprung fully into spring, other areas lag behind.  Temperatures have been funky the last few days with inversions and snowpack on the ground keeping some valleys and plains much cooler than other areas.  Typically, it has been warmer the farther west and higher up in elevation you go in the state.  Friday will have some bizarre temperature spreads once again with most valleys and plains of north central Montana slightly cooler than other areas.  If you have widespread snow on the ground in your area, temperatures will likely be cooler.  A few more clouds will move in, but Friday will be a generally dry day.  The first storm of spring will move in on the first weekend of spring.  Saturday will be the nicer weekend day with partly cloudy skies and a few isolated rain showers through the afternoon.  Highs will still be close to average in the 40s and 50s.  Sunday will be a cloudy and cooler day with periods of wet snow, possibly mixed with some rain.  Highs will be much cooler in the 30s to around 40.  A slushy few inches of snow are possible in the lower elevations.  The mountain passes will have a slushy few inches accumulate on the road surface.  That storm will move out and the first part of next week will be quiet.  A couple of showers are possible late Monday near the Continental Divide.  Nothing will be too intense or dramatic until around late Wednesday and Thursday when widespread snow is likely.  The end of March and beginning of April could feature another snowy storm cycle.

Have a nice day.

Curtis Grevenitz