We call them spring, summer, winter and fall. For some of you it's road construction season, too dang hot, 3 days of fall colors and then nothing but cold, snow, rain, bad roads, sickness, and shoveling.
Western Montana is preparing for what the National Weather Service is calling a "Historic Winter Storm" that's expected to hit this weekend. A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect from 6pm Friday, September 27 through 6pm on Sunday, September 29 for most of the state's western half.
What's shaping up to be a historic spring storm could bring feet of snow to areas of Montana over the next 48 hours. Winter Storm Wesley is expected to have blizzard-like conditions in the plains on Wednesday with 1-2 feet of snow and wind gusts up to 60 mph possible.
With space heaters and snow blowers working overtime, it's been weeks since we've gotten above 32 degrees. While we will likely see significant snow this weekend, Billings is expected to have high temperatures above the freezing mark almost every day until late March.