A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for higher ground in central and southwestern Montana until Tuesday night. happy Spring! While the calendar now says the season is spring, it was a snowy and cold start to the new term. Snow can fall any month of the year here in Montana, but the pattern right now is colder and snowier than normal. Areas of light to moderate snow will continue moving north across the state through Monday night, reaching as far north as the Missouri River in north-central Montana. Up to 5" of snow will accumulate in the foothills around Helena, with about 3" at lower elevations. The highest peaks in southwestern Montana will see up to 12". As the hottest March sunsets, snow will pile up on the roads, so travel will be a bit slippery overnight into Tuesday morning. Early Tuesday morning There will be snow around. Helena, Lewistown, and Bozeman, but storms will slowly fade away and clouds will break by afternoon. High colds will be in the 20s and 30s for most areas. Another storm hits southern Montana with snow Wednesday but the track of the system will be further south. Most of the packed snow will fall near I-90. Places like Helena and Lewistown will be mostly cloudy, but snow should stay just south of this line. The High-Line There will be more sun near. Highs will return to the 20s and 30s, still well below average. Thursday will be a bit warm and dry. Skies will be partly cloudy in the 40s and 50s. Some snow and A cold front with showers will move in. West N mountains later in the day. With continuous snowfall in and near the mountains Also Friday will be very windy. Snow will be heavy at times, but there should be little or no snow in the plains. The strong westerly wind will be 40-50 mph. High temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s, making for another chilly day. On the first weekend of spring, there will be snow on both days. Saturday will be a mostly cloudy day with snow and high temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Stable light snow is expected to develop through Sunday with highs in the 30s. It may take some time till the end of the first week of April for the temperature to reach the average spring level.