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More Like March With Snow and Cold Coming

Posted at 6:23 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 20:42:32-04

Did you take your snow tires off yet?  Unusual snow and cold are coming to Montana this weekend, but that is still a few days away.  Thursday will be a pleasant day with mostly sunny skies before late day clouds move in.  Temperatures will be slightly cooler with highs in the 50s to around 60, but the day will be a treat compared to what awaits this weekend.  Low pressure will move up through the state on Friday with scattered showers, thunderstorms, and higher elevation snow above 6000′.  Highs will still be in the 40s and 50s.  The weekend will start off decent with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 50s early on Saturday.  Clouds will increase as a strong cold front moves into the state late in the day.  Showers will mix with and change to snow Saturday night into Sunday morning.  Sunday will be a wintry day for much of the state as a cold Canadian airmass moves into Big Sky.  Temperatures will be cold enough for snow across much of the state.  The worst snow and driving conditions will be off the Rocky Mountain Front and along the Continental Divide.  Highs will only be in the 20s and 30s with a biting wind.  Areas of light snow will persist on Monday as temperatures stay cold.  Tuesday, an area of steady snow will likely spread over much of the state once again.  Several inches could accumulate with some snow sticking to the road surfaces making for slippery driving conditions.  Cold temperatures and even some snow could linger into the first day of May on Wednesday.

Have a good day.

Curtis Grevenitz