A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is in effect for northeast Montana through tonight into Friday morning.
For the most part Thursday was a very pleasant fall day here in Montana with ample sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Overall the pattern will remain fairly quiet, although there are a few issues that will impact parts of the state at times this weekend. Temperatures will remain on the mild side, but wind and a few showers will move through at times over the next several days. Friday will start off quiet with partly cloudy skies. A new storm will approach through the day with increasing clouds. A few showers and mountain snow showers are possible west of the Continental Divide through the afternoon. Later in the evening and overnight, some of these showers will spread east of the Divide. Enough drops and flakes could fall to wet the ground, with some mountains picking up a 1-2" snow accumulation by Saturday morning. This weak and quick hitting storm will move out early on Saturday with improving conditions through the day. By the middle of the day, most of Montana will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the 40s and 50s. It will be a bit windy through the day with gusts topping 20mph. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a few mixed rain and snow showers mainly over the higher terrain. There will be stronger wind across the prairies, but warmer temperatures with highs in the 50s to around 60. The next shot of colder air and light snow will move through around Wednesday of next week. So enjoy and make use out of the mild late fall weather.
Have a great day.