The month of November is nearing its end, and above average temperatures are nearing an end as well. Thursday and Friday will be quiet and mild with highs in the 30s and 40s. There will be a decent amount of sunshine for Thursday, but clouds will increase through Friday ahead of the first storm of December. The final month of the year begins on Saturday with snow spreading across much of the state. The snow won’t be heavy, but it will fall consistently through much of the state. Areas of snow will more likely be found along and east of the Continental Divide. Highs will be much colder, down into the 20s to around 30. Snow could accumulate generally 1-3″ over a large area of central and eastern Montana through Saturday evening. Sunday will be cloudy with light snow continuing through much of the state. Once again, a light coating of an inch or two is possible. Roads will be slippery as highs stay below the freezing point. Snow will gradually taper off Sunday night into Monday. Even though the snow moves out, the cold will settle in. Highs will only be in the 20s for much of next week, with lows as cold as the -0s to 0s. It’s not record-setting cold, but it will be some of the coldest weather we have seen since last winter.
Have a great day.