Today will be the "warmth" before the cold. Ahead of a cold front, daytime highs will reach the 50, and low 60s. Behind the cold front will result in a pattern change and will open the door for and a wintry mix of rain/snow. The highest accumulations are expected in the mountains of southwest Montana and along the Continental Divide.
Waking up tomorrow morning, many locations will wake up to snow. The lower elevations in southwest Montana could see between 3-5," and the lower elevations in central Montana accumulations will stay under 3" Mountain Passes such as; Marias, Chief Joseph, Kings Hill, Bozeman, and Raynolds Pass roads will be covered with snow and blowing snow could reduce visibility at times. Behind the passage of Tuesday's front, Wednesday's high temperatures will cool 15-25 degrees.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy, and daytime highs will remain in the 20s and 30s. Widespread accumulating snow will start during the afternoon and will likely continue into Saturday.
Friday, a potent cold front will bring frigid temperatures, overcast skies, and snow.
Superbowl weekend will likely be enjoyed inside, as daytime highs fall into the single digits and teens.
Happy Black History Month.