The wake-up temperatures for today were below freezing in portions of The Treasure State. Areas of fog and freezing mix precip have been reported along the H-line. Most of Central Montana will reach the upper 30's to low 40's for today. A high-pressure system will bring sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures to around the Capitol. A cold airmass will move in Saturday night, leaving unsettling weather. Throughout Saturday night going into Sunday, western Montana and along the Hi-Line will begin to feel a mix of rain/snow showers. The system is expected to bring a significant amount of snowfall for higher elevations. Marias Pass may get up to 9 inches of snow, Whitefish, and Havre up to 5inches, and in the lower elevations up to 2 inches. The accumulating snow leaves a mild coating around the Capitol. Temperatures will drop to below freezing for much of the State. Next week, temperatures will begin to fall below freezing. Sunday night, the storm will move east. Flurries Monday morning has not been ruled out.
Enjoy your weekend, and drive safe!