HELENA- After a rainy and cool Monday, Tuesday is looking to be a much nicer and drier day.
Any showers still lingering this morning will end by mid-morning.
Mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies will continue to clear out throughout the morning and afternoon.
Temperatures will rise into the upper 50s and lower 60s for today’s afternoon highs with mostly sunny skies.
Skies will completely clear out by tonight and overnight low temperatures will drop into the 30s and 40s.
We can pretty much hit repeat on the day on Tuesday because we can expect much of the same conditions on Wednesday.
Although fall’s official start was just a few days ago, we could possibly start to see some snowfall as the week progresses.
Temperatures on Thursday and Friday will cool down once again, between 10-20 degrees below average.
Rain chances return to the forecast on Thursday with snow levels initially ranging from 5000-6500 feet early Thursday. Snow levels could fall as low as 3500 feet early on Friday.
A few inches of snow can be found in the higher elevations in the mountains, with possible accumulation in the passes, and perhaps a dusting along the plains.
Temperatures stay cool through the weekend and there will be more chances of seeing rain and snow.
We will keep you updated on this pattern throughout the week.
-Meteorologist Kasey Herman