Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Posted at 5:38 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 20:48:00-05

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, there is a chance Montana will have some snow on the ground by the time Christmas Day is here. After a few days with light snow around the state, not much more than a couple inches remain on the ground. There will be a few more opportunities for a few flurries, but no significant snow is likely for the rest of this week and this weekend. A new storm will increase cloud cover across the state on Tuesday with mainly mountain snow showers later in the day. A few snow showers are possible in the lower elevations after dark and through the night, but snow will not accumulate other than in the mountains. Wednesday will be a mostly sunny day for most of the state. Strong wind will blow over the plains. Another minor storm will move through on Thursday with mainly cloudy skies. A few snow showers are possible over the lower elevations while the mountains will see a couple inches accumulate. A cold front on Thursday night will bring colder air in briefly, that will not stick around. Friday, strong west wind will push the cold air out of the state. The wind will blow in with a new Pacific storm this weekend. Mild air will move throughout the state. A few rain and snow showers are possible east of the Divide in the lower elevations. The mountains west of the Divide will have significant snow between Saturday and Sunday. Sunday afternoon a few snow showers are possible with the passage of a cold front. A better chance for light snow in the lower elevations will come on Monday into Tuesday. This is the best chance for snow to linger on the ground for Christmas Day. Christmas right now looks to be a mostly sunny day with near average temperatures.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist