Slippery After the Snow

Posted at 5:44 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 20:40:59-05

Finally some snow moved through the state on Thursday. Temperatures in the lower elevations were close to if not a shade above the freezing mark. Tonight, wet roads will become icy roads as temperatures drop. Plentiful low-level moisture will result in areas of dense, freezing fog as well. It will look and feel much more like a typical night in January. Friday morning will start out with low clouds and fog that will disperse through the morning. By afternoon, much of central Montana will have a decent amount of sunshine. To those traveling west or south, some snow will move back in closer to the Idaho border late in the day. High pressure will rule the roost this weekend with quiet weather returning to the Treasure State. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a light wind and highs in the 30s to around 40. Sunday will be a little breezy off of the Rocky Mountain Front and across north-central Montana. Otherwise it will be partly cloudy with highs again in the 30s and 40s. Another mild Pacific storm will approach early next week. Monday and Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, windy and mild with highs in the 40s and 50s. A strong front will bring rain showers and mountain snow for Wednesday. Very strong wind will howl across the state. Mild weather with limited snow will continue through the middle of the month, but changes loom toward the end of January. There are indicators pointing to a break in this current pattern as arctic air gets dislodged from the polar region.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist