After Wednesday's powerful wind storm, over 5,000 people are still dealing with power outages, and several businesses remained closed due to the power outage. Today will have an increase in clouds and less wind. Daytime highs will climb back into the mid to upper 40s. A few locations in western and eastern Montana highs will only trend in the 30s. High pressure will move eastward, and another system will move in from the west and track southeastward through the state during the evening. Light snow showers will fall in the mountains of central and southwest Montana and may spill into the lower elevations of central and southwest Montana.
Tomorrow will be mostly to partly sunny, and the highs will again stay above average for this time of the year. In most locations, high temperatures will remain in the 30s and 40s.
Sunday, our next weather maker will move in from the northwest during the afternoon/evening. The Little Belt Mountains may get around up to 1 foot, and mountain passes such as Kings Hill Pass and along the Montana/Idaho border roads will be covered with snow.
By Monday morning, the lower elevations in central Montana could get between 2-5," and daytimes highs will cool to the 30s for the entire state.
Looking ahead into next week, winter weather will finally arrive.
Have a great weekend.