A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for much of central and eastern Montana for this weekend. While Thursday was a pleasant late November day for most of the state, a storm is brewing for the weekend. Friday, evidence of that storm approaching will be visible as clouds thicken through the day. Highs will top out in the 30s for most locations. Areas of light snow will push up through southwest Montana late in the evening. Snow will spread through the state Friday night into Saturday morning. Saturday will be a snowy day for much of the state east of the Continental Divide. Snow will be heaviest across east central Montana. Snow will continue for northern parts of the state on Sunday, with scattered light snow showers in central and southern Montana. Highs will be chilly again, in the 20s to around 30. The heaviest total accumulation will likely be in the central and east-central areas of Montana, near Lewistown, Winnett, Zortman and Jordan, where up to 12″ could accumulate by Sunday evening. The storm will move out on Monday, with just a few isolated mountain snow showers lingering. Toward Wednesday, there is potential for an arctic front to drop overnight lows into the -0s and 0s. Brrrr!
Have a great day!