The quiet weather that has graced Montana for the last week is coming to an end. A strong ridge of high pressure has been over the Treasure State for the last few days, but that is starting to break down as low pressure approaches from our southwest. This instability will allow for more mixing, which will help to clear out the persistent inversions in the southwest valleys. However, this weekend will also bring some moisture to our area. Saturday afternoon is when north-central Montana will likely see the beginning of light rain, but Sunday will be the big day to watch. Heavy, slushy snow will hit most folks across the state. Monday, things will begin to clear up again as pressure rises, but next week there are a few incoming disturbances which will bring chances of precipitation, especially as the end of the week draws near.
Have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Katie Alexander