Wintry Ongoing October Weather

Posted at 6:51 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 20:57:43-04

Montana is in a colder weather pattern that will last for the next few days.  Areas of snow mainly in the mountains and along the Continental Divide.  The snow will be light, accumulating a couple inches in the mountains.  At times, some snow will mix with light rain in the lower elevations along and east of the Divide for Tuesday and Wednesday.  Below 5000′, expect little to no snow accumulation.  Clouds will dominate the sky as much of the state is in an upslope flow.  Tuesday will be cloudy with a stiff northeast wind up to 20mph.  Areas of light rain and snow will fall in the lower elevations, and the mountains will see on and off snow.  Heaviest accumulation will be up on the Rocky Mountain Front and over the mountains of southwest Montana like the Beaverhead and Bitterroot Ranges.  Eastern Montana will be mostly cloudy, cool and breezy but this area of the state should generally be dry.  Wednesday will be very similar with cloudy skies and chilly temperatures.  It will be cold enough for snowflakes in the lower elevations on Wednesday as well, but any snow will be light and not accumulate more than a coating.  The stormy weather moves out on Thursday, which will have increasing sunshine and temperatures rising into the 40s to around 50.  Friday will be relatively warm and windy ahead of another Canadian cold front that will drop snow showers across much of the state Friday night and Saturday.  Several more inches will accumulate in the mountains.  Sunday will start out very cold as temperatures fall into the 10s and 20s, but the afternoon will be mostly sunny with highs in the 40s.

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz