Finally, a really nice day is on tap for much of Montana. The monster of a low pressure over western Canada, the “Loonie Low”, is still sprawled over the western half of our northern neighbors. The dip in the jet stream that has left Montana cool and unsettled will flatten out just enough on Friday for warmer air to move in. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s with more sunshine. The break from the stormy weather will be brief as another Canadian cold front will move into northern Montana through the afternoon and evening. Clouds will increase with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing late. Saturday will have a mix of rain and snow across northern Montana as the cold front moves south. However, the front will stall out between Helena and Great Falls which will make for a significant difference from north to south across the state. Highs will be in the 40s to around 50 on the cold side of the front, but ahead of it temperatures will warm into the 60s once again. This front will become stationary with Sunday’s weather very similar. On Monday, the “Loonie Low” will force the front south through Montana. Rain will mix with and change to snow on Monday. Conditions will be less than ideal as the day will turn snowy and windy with much colder temperatures once again. The rest of the week will be cool with showers of rain and higher elevation snow, with some sun mixed in. This pattern looks to continue into next weekend.
Have a good day.