After the snow, temperatures plummeted Thursday morning with the Hi-Line bottoming out well below zero. While conditions will moderate some over the next few days, another surge of arctic air is headed to northern and eastern Montana. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for areas of central Montana for Friday. Another storm, albeit a weak one will move through with light snow. Accumulations will be light in the lower elevations, even the mountains will only see up to 3-6″. Light snow and wind will create difficult travel over the mountain passes. Snow showers will taper off late Friday. Saturday will have a warm front moving through the state with some snow and ice in central and eastern Montana. Wind and temperatures will be on the rise, with much of the state warming into the 40s. Wind will become strong across most of the state through the day. Sunday will start out mild and windy, but a cold front will drop through the state in the afternoon and evening. This front will produce a dramatic drop in temperature, a wind shift, and a mix of rain and snow changing to all snow. Slippery conditions will develop with a flash freeze and snow accumulating. Snow will continue into Monday morning before tapering off. Arctic air will also spill into eastern Montana, and temperatures could drop to near -20 Sunday and Monday nights. The rest of the state will be cold but not as cold. Another round of snow is possible in western and central Montana next Wednesday.
Have a great day!