A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Gallatin, Park, Beaverhead and Jefferson Counties through Tuesday.
A White Christmas is coming! After a very balmy first weekend of winter, a little winter weather is arriving right when most would like a little snow. A weak area of low pressure will spread scattered areas of light snow through tonight and most of Tuesday. At first, the light snow will be closer to the Continental Divide including the Helena area early on Tuesday, but the light snow will spread to areas off the Rocky Mountain Front, the Hi-Line, the Great Falls area and slowly out into the central areas by late in the day. This snow will not be heavy, accumulating only a coating up to an inch or two in the lower elevations. The mountains could have a few more inches. Highs on Christmas Eve will only be in the 20s and 30s. Watch out for some slick spots on the roads, especially the mountain passes. For Christmas Day the western part of the state will have partly to mostly sunny skies with a few flurries in the mountains. Central and eastern Montana will be mostly cloudy with areas of light snow making for a true White Christmas. Highs will be in the low 30s. Thursday will be a very nice winter day with sunshine, light wind and near normal temperatures in the 20s and 30s. A chinook wind will develop across north-central Montana on Friday with partly to mostly cloudy skies across the state. Highs will remain cool in the 20s and 30s. The last weekend of the year will be pleasant with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 30s and 40s. The wind will be a bit strong at times off of the Rocky Mountain Front. The next storm will likely arrive New Year's Eve into New Years Day with wind and a touch of snow.
Have a great day!