What a difference a day makes! Over the last 24 hours, temperatures have dropped between 20-45 degrees for most of the state.  A coating of snow fell in parts of the state, but just about everyone felt a bit on the wintry side today.  Tonight will be another cold night, with lows in the 10s and 20s.  However, the temperatures will swing back in the warmer direction over the next few days.  Friday will be partly to mostly cloudy as a lot of upper-level clouds move overhead that will filter out the sun.  Despite the clouds, highs will warm into the 50s and 60s for most of Montana, 30s and 40s in the higher mountains.  Saturday, the warmup continues as highs reach the 60s and 70s.   Skies will be sunny and the plains will be windy, but Saturday is hands-down the nicer of the two weekend days.  Sunday, another cold front will drop through the state with plunging temperatures back into the 30s and 40s.  Besides the temperature swing only some spotty, light rain and snow will fall.  Skies will be mostly cloudy on Sunday.  Monday will be a chilly day with morning lows in the 10s and 20s, and highs only in the 30s and 40s.  Halloween is Tuesday, and a brief warmup is likely back into the 40s and 50s for highs.  Skies will be mostly cloudy, and a stronger wind will likely develop around the evening for trick o’ treaters.  For the beginning of November, a series of cold fronts could bring much colder air and widespread snow.

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz

Chief Meteorologist

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