Happy Friday and first day of Winter! Big Sky Country will start looking and feeling like winter through the last weekend before Christmas. Temperatures will be colder with highs in the 20s and 30s, lows in the 10s and 20s. After a generally sunny day on Saturday, clouds and a little light snow will move across the western mountains on Sunday. Snow will not be heavy and the wind will not be strong, so travel conditions through Monday won’t be terrible. On Christmas Eve, another round of snow will move into the western part of the state. Once again, snowfall will be light and mainly in the western half of Montana. Some of that snow will continue into Christmas morning. Many places in western and central Montana will have a light coating of fresh snow on the ground, and some light snow falling making for a White Christmas. Highs will be seasonably cold, in the 20s to around 30. Wednesday, a few snow showers will linger with breaks in the clouds revealing sunshine. Thursday, another system will come through with a period of light snow. Total accumulation in the lower elevations through the week will range from a coating to about 3″. The mountains will range from 3″ to about 10″ in the highest terrain.
Have a great weekend!