Welcome to the weekend! Saturday will be the quieter of the two weekend days, but skies will still be mostly cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers in the western part of the state. Central and eastern Montana will have more sunshine after a little snow lingers in far eastern Montana early in the morning. Another storm system will move through the state on Sunday with mountain snow, rain showers in the lower elevations, and a lot of wind. Later on Sunday as temperatures drop, snow levels will fall. The mountains by Sunday afternoon should expect several inches, with only a coating or so in the lower elevations. Sunday’s storm will drag down colder air for next week. Monday will be a cooler day as highs stay in the 30s and 40s. Periods of light snow are likely in western and central Montana. This is when a light accumulation is possible in the valleys and plains. Tuesday will be chilly with scattered snow showers producing a light accumulation in the lower elevations, but a couple inches in the mountains. Wednesday, a cold front will drop down from Canada with widespread snow that could accumulate a couple inches in the lower elevations. This front will deliver the coldest air of the season by Thursday morning. Some locations in central and eastern Montana could have temperatures drop below zero! Most of the state will have morning temperatures in the 0s and 10s. Thursday will be sunny but cold with highs only in the 20s to around 30. Time to get the snow tires on!
Have a great weekend!