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Wednesday Looks Wintry

Posted at 6:05 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 20:47:09-04

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for much of western and central Montana.
A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for the Crazy, Beartooth and Absaroka Mountains and adjacent foothills.

Are you ready for more April snow? The next storm will move in overnight into Wednesday morning with another round of widespread snow. The heaviest snow will likely coincide with the morning commute making for some slick conditions. But like the last storm, roads in the lower elevations will be wet and slushy at times. The higher elevations will see much worse road conditions. The ground or surface temperature in the higher elevations is colder, allowing snow to stick more readily. The worst driving conditions will likely be early on Wednesday before the sun rises. Although Wednesday will remain cloudy with areas of snow into the afternoon, the higher sun angle at this time of year should melt snow on roads throughout the day. A steady snow through the morning will gradually become more snow showers through the afternoon. Highs will range from the 20s in the mountains to the 30s down in the lower elevations. Wednesday night will be cold with lows in the 0s and 10s. High pressure will move in for Thursday with more sunshine, although high temperatures will be 10-15 degrees below normal. Friday will be a warmer day with highs in the 50s under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. A weak cold front will move into the state on Saturday with a few showers in the lower elevations and rain/snow showers in the mountains. Highs will be in the 40s and 50s, 30s in the mountains. Sunday will be a pretty spring day with highs in the 50s and 60s with mostly sunny skies and just a few isolated showers. More pleasant spring weather will continue early next week with sunshine and warm temperatures in the 60s.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz