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Spring storm brings strong winds, rain, snow to Montana

Posted at 2:57 PM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-27 16:57:51-04

Just when I thought we were in the clear of accumulating snow, mother nature decides to bring in a late spring storm.

Two cold fronts and closed low pressure system will be bringing the snow and wind.

For the rest of Saturday: first cold front will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with snow near the divide.

Any thunderstorm could produce small hail and gusty winds.

Much colder air moves in behind the front.

Then later this evening, another cold front moves southeast across the region.

This front brings very strong winds with frequent gusts of 40-65 mph.

Moderate to heavy snow also comes along with the front.

Confidence for snow amounts remain low due to many factors.

Blizzard Warnings are in place for much of north central Montana.

Many other watches and warnings are also in place across the state.

Travel will be near impossible at times early Sunday.

Snow diminished Sunday evening but cold air sticks around for the start of the work week.

A very slow warming trend is expected for the work week, back into the 60s by Friday.