It has now been 10 days of absolutely lovely and unusual fall weather here in Montana. Temperatures have been above average, no snow or rain or wind has hit the state as high pressure dominated. There will be one more day of nice weather on Thursday, but even then the winds of change will be blowing. Besides partly cloudy skies and warm highs in the 50s and 60s, a stronger wind will blow across the state. Some gusts could hit upwards of 30mph. By late in the day, clouds will really increase and a few rain showers are possible overnight Thursday into Friday. Friday will be a mostly cloudy, windy, cooler day with showers scattered across the state. Snow levels will be high, generally above 7000′ along and west of the Continental Divide. Downsloping will limit the rain shower activity just east of the Divide, but the showers will redevelop across the central part of the state. Wind will gust up to 40-50mph off of the Rocky Mountain Front, so it won’t be the nicest day. Showers and mountain snow will continue into Saturday morning, before that system clears by late in the morning. The rest of Saturday will be cooler and blustery, but sunshine will prevail. Sunday will start out chilly with temperatures in the 20s to around 30, but the afternoon will be mild with temperatures reaching the 50s to around 60. Next week, another front comes through with wind and rain showers on Monday. Tuesday, cold enough air will move through for snow showers. There will not be a significant accumulation, but it will be the first snow for some people in more than two weeks. Halloween right now looks to be between storms. It will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with temperatures in the 40s for Trick or Treaters.
Have a great day!