The last few days of November mark the end of meteorological Autumn. While the winter solstice is still a few weeks away, the beginning of meteorological winter is this Saturday and the weather will be seasonally appropriate this winter. A low-pressure system off the coast of northern California will move inland throughout the end of the week, finally making it to Montana by the weekend. Snowfall will begin in the Treasure State late Friday evening and Saturday morning, making for a wintry wake-up. The precipitation will continue to fall through Sunday, tapering off by Monday.
Due to all of the expected wintry weather this weekend, A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for a large portion of north-central Montana, including Cascade County. Traveling this weekend could be difficult or even dangerous in some spots.
After the snow moves out, the cold is here to stay. The first few days of December will be much colder than the temperatures we’ve had lately in Montana.
Meteorologist Katie Alexander