I admit it, I wanted this spring in Montana to be normal. I was excited to hit the golf courses, unpack my shorts, pack away my winter gloves and hats for the season. When it's a sunny and 70 degree day, without a cloud in the sky, can you blame me? For a minute there, I had hope.

Winter Spring Storms in the Forecast for Montana

Mother Nature, of course, has other plans for Montana. Parts of Montana are bracing for what we jokingly refer to as "Second Winter". The joke goes back to "The Lord of The Rings" movies.


The weekend forecast is calling for snow and colder weather in some locations across the state. There is another saying about spring, "in like a lion, out like a lamb". It looks like we will be living up to that saying this weekend. Even though the calendar says it is officially spring and we have had some record high temperatures in the state lately. Winter may not be over just yet. That may be some great news for skiers and snowboarders. For those that were expecting to hit the golf course, this may not be the best weekend for a round of golf.

Montana's Forecast

According to the National Weather Service, here is what the forecast is calling for across the state for this weekend.

Montana's Weekend Winter Weather Forecast

Great Falls- There is a Winter Storm Watch in effect for Saturday and Sunday with an 80% chance of snow showers, and a low on Sunday night into the single digits at 9 degrees.

Helena- There is a 90% chance of snow forecasted for Saturday night with a low of 28 degrees. There is also a possibility of snow on Sunday night with a forecasted low of 26 degrees.

Missoula- There is a chance of rain and snow mix for Saturday into Sunday. A 60% chance of snow is forecasted for Sunday with an overnight low of 26 degrees.

Billings- The forecast calls for a chance of the snow in the Billings area over the entire weekend. There are forecasted chances of showers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is the forecast of 80% chance of showers on Sunday with an overnight low of 13 degrees.  and through both Saturday, with a 60% chance of showers and Sunday with an 80% chance of showers and a low of 13 degrees.

The golf courses will be full soon enough. In the meantime, I need to pull out my winter hats and gloves for this weekend.

Montana's Top 10 Record-Setting Wild Weather Events

Montana is named Big Sky Country for several reasons, not only grandiose Sunsets but impressive weather events as well! Ask any Montana resident who has scoffed at the idea of tossing a blanket or snow shovel in the trunk of the car ” just in case”. Here is a list of Montana's Top 10 Record-Setting Wild Weather Events

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LOOK: Biggest snowfalls recorded in Montana history

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