Several towns near the Continental Divide and off the Rocky Mountain Front had record snow and record cold high temperatures from Tuesday’s storm. Elevation played a key role in this system, as a few hundred feet in elevation meant several more inches of snow. Clouds and a few snow showers will continue into Thursday morning before slow clearing takes place. By late afternoon, more sun with shine through with temperatures warming in the 40s to near 50. Friday will have a chinook wind blow across Montana with warmer temperatures and wind. Highs will reach the 50s to near 60, wind will gust as high as 30-40mph. A cold front will bring another round of snow to western and central Montana Friday night and Saturday morning. Another coating up to a few inches are possible in the lower elevations, with 1-4″ in the mountains. That snow will clear with sun breaking out on Saturday afternoon. Saturday night will be the coldest night of the season so far with lows in the 10s and 20s. Sunday will start out cold but sunshine will rain supreme and highs will rise to near 50. Next week looks much warmer with highs in the 50s and even 60s.
Have a great day.