The state will finally get a taste of winter weather. A cold front will continue to track eastward and spill morning snow showers into the lower elevations. Northcentral and southwest Montana snow totals will stay under 4," and the mountains could get a little over 4." Overcast skies will take us through the day, and the wind will subside. The high temperatures will cool down 5-10 degrees behind the passage of today's front. Mix precipitation will transition mainly into snow for the eastern half of the state, as overnight low temperatures fall well below freezing. Accumulations in eastern Montana is expected to stay under 4."
Behind the passage of today's front, tomorrow daytime highs will stay in the 30s. Another ridge of high pressure will aid in dry and calm conditions.
Saturday, a cold front will pass and ramp up the wind for portions of northcentral Montana. The high temperatures will yet again stay in the 30s for the entire state.
Windy conditions will stick around through Sunday. The high temperatures will remain in the 30s, and in some locations in central and eastern, daytime highs will climb to the low 40s.
At the start of the workweek, you guessed it, another ridge will build into the area, and daytimes highs will stay above average.
Have a great day.