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A Little Light Snow for a Change

Posted at 5:57 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 20:44:01-05

If you've been wanting snow, here it comes...just a little bit. An area of low pressure will move through the state on Thursday with widespread snow, albeit light snow. The snow could mix with or start out as a little rain over the lower elevations of north-central Montana, but the primary precipitation type will be snow. Temperatures in the lower elevations will reach the mid to upper 30s, so the snow will be wet. Mountain locations will have highs in the 20s, cooler temperatures allowing for more efficient accumulation. Snow will move out of western areas by the afternoon and evening. Light snow will continue over eastern Montana into Friday. The low will be slow to move out of eastern Montana on Friday, while the western and central areas will see some sunshine. This weekend will be dry with more sunshine. Saturday will be a mostly sunny day. Sunday will be partly cloudy with a stronger wind over the plains. Another push of mild Pacific air will move through the state early next week. Temperatures will likely warm into the 40s and 50s for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mild January weather will could come to an end toward Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, as a bigger pattern change is beginning to look more likely. Some snow and colder temperature more typical of this time of year are likely for the end of the month.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist