The temperatures will finally climb above zero!

Posted at 8:48 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 06:28:46-05

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY has been issued for portions of northcentral- central, northeast, and southeast Montana until 11 am.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for portions of central, southcentral, west-central, and southwest Montana until tomorrow morning.

After a frigid weekend, Monday's daytime highs will finally climb above zero.

A stationary front will keep a colder air mass in portions of north-central and eastern Montana. The trade-off for the temperatures climbing above zero is snow.

Snow will be on the light side, and accumulations will stay under four inches for the lower elevations by Tuesday afternoon.

The most significant impact will be blowing and drifting snow and icy roads. Mountain passes such as; Kings Hill, Rogers, Bozeman, Battle Ridge, MacDonald, and Raynolds Pass will be covered with snow.

Tuesday, the entire state's daytime highs will trend in the double digits, and periods of light snow will continue.

With the temperatures continuing to warm up, ice that has developed on area rivers and streams in southeast Montana could result in ice jams. Ice jams are unpredictable and can sometimes form and break quickly.

Wednesday, a stronger disturbance will bring more snow and cool the temperatures down a few degrees. Thursday, we will get a break from the snow, and a ridge of high pressure stationed north of us will move inland and bring a little more sunshine. Friday, a cold front will bring more snow, and by the end of the weekend, strong southwest winds will bump forecasted daytime highs into the 40s.

Happy Black History Month.