High-pressure building into the region will keep the state mostly dry, with above-average temperatures and breezy to windy conditions until the next weather system moves in during the evening. With the temperatures staying above freezing, rain will fall first, and as temperatures fall below freezing, the rain will transition into snow. Any wet surfaces may freeze overnight, and that may result in poor driving conditions. Snow totals will be extremely minimal in the lower elevations, whereas mountains pass such as Lookout, Lolo, Marias, Lost Trail, and Macdonald Pass could get a few inches. Light to moderate snowfall across mountain passes will impact visibility.
Tomorrow the weather system will continue to track out of the state. Snow totals in the lower elevations will stay under 2," and the mountains will get a little over 3." A mix of rain/snow will fall in portions of northcentral. Overcast skies will take us through the first half of the day. The sun will peek out at times, and the wind will subside. The high temperatures will cool down 5-8 degrees behind the passage of the front.
Behind the passage of Thursday's front, Friday daytime highs will trend closer to average. 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.
Windy conditions will stick around through Sunday.
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.