As the Temperatures Gradually Warm-Up Light Snow will Continue to Fall

Posted at 6:07 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 13:38:42-05

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY has been issued for portions of northeast and southeast Montana until 11 am.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will remain in effect for portions of northwest, west-central, and southwest Montana until 9 am.

An ongoing northwest flow will continue to bring light snow to the mountains near central and southwest Montana. The temperatures will gradually warm up, and daytime highs will be 10 to 15 degrees warmer. The entire state's forecast highs will trend in the double digits. Eastern Montana will stay in the teens, and everywhere else will stay in the 20s and 30s. Tonight into tomorrow, a Canadian cold front will bring more snow.

Wednesday, many locations will wake up to additional snow on the ground. Accumulations will stay under four inches in the lower elevations and between four to six inches in the mountains. The passage of Tuesday's front will cool the temperatures down a few degrees.

Thursday, we will get a break from the snow. A ridge of high pressure stationed north of us will briefly move inland and bring a little more sunshine to the state. Daytime highs stay in the 20s and 30s.

Friday, the ridge of high pressure will be broken down by a few weak disturbances, and that will help kick off-light snow for the mountains in western, southwest, and north-central Montana.

By the end of the weekend, strong southwest winds will bump forecast daytime highs into the 40s.

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