More snow and another blast of colder air on the way

Posted at 5:56 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 12:25:13-04

A WINTER STORM WATCH will go into effect tomorrow for Absaroka/Beartooth Mountains and Crazy Mountains.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will effect tomorrow for portions of central, north-central, and west-central Montana.

A wintry mix will taper off through the early morning hours, leaving the roads wet and icy. Today will be the warmest and driest day of the week. The sun will peek through the clouds at times, and the highs will trend in the upper 40s and low 50s; eastern Montana temperatures will struggle to reach the 40s. With "warmer air" sticking around, most of the region weekend snow will continue to melt until the next weather maker arrives tomorrow.

Tomorrow, a strong cold front will move southward and bring a mix of rain and snow to the state until the temperatures cool enough for rain showers to transition back into snow. The lower elevations could see between 2-5' of snow, and the higher elevations could see up to 10'. The heaviest snow will fall along the Rocky Mountain Front. Behind this system, it will leave sub-freezing temperatures for Thursday.

Thursday will be unseasonably cold, and widespread snow will fall through the morning hours. The highs will stay in the teens and 20s.

The workweek will end with more snow, cloudy skies, and colder temperatures

This weekend record cold is possible. The highs will only reach the 20s, and the lows will drop down to the single digits.

Have a great day.