Above Zero Across Montana!

Posted at 6:04 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 20:34:06-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for areas of central Montana into Wednesday.

After all of the recent record cold, what a warm day Tuesday has been! Highs were mainly in the 20s, but a few places held in the 0s while others reached the 30s. The entire state has high temperatures above 0 for the first time since last weekend. However, another round of snow will move through Tuesday night and Wednesday. A light accumulation up to 1-2" is possible in the lower elevations with the mountains seeing up to 3-6".

Wednesday afternoon snow showers could be particularly heavy over the mountains. Wednesday night will be cold again with many areas dropping to near zero or below.

Thursday will be a pleasant winter's day with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 10s and 20s. A weak system will spread more snow showers (mainly in the mountains) later Friday and Friday night.

This weekend will be much different than last. Highs will be in the 30s and low 40s with much stronger wind. Blowing snow will be a travel issue for at least the plains and the mountain passes. While Saturday afternoon will have some good sunshine, Sunday will be mostly cloudy with mountain snow showers.

Monday will be relatively warm with highs in the 40s across most of the state. Montana is not finished with sub-zero cold just yet. Later next week there is another surge or arctic air that will likely drop temperatures yet again down below zero. However, the cold air will not stick around for as long this time.

Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist