A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for southwestern Montana into Friday morning.
Just a little light snow is falling in the southwestern part of the state. Some flakes will fly into Friday morning with a light coating of up to a couple inches possible. Valley locations like Helena and Townsend may only see a few flakes and a light coating, while the higher terrain could see up to 4". The dry winter continues as this storm is not very impressive. Friday will become mostly sunny for most of the state by afternoon. Without much wind and highs in the 20s and 30s, it will be a nice January day. This weekend will not be too bad either. Although a little chilly with highs in the 20s and 30s, lows in the 0s and 10s, Montana will avoid an arctic airmass that will remain just to the north. Extreme northeast Montana from Glasgow to Scobey north will dip into the arctic air briefly. Saturday night should dip below zero in this part of the state. Sunday will be partly cloudy with highs again in the 20s and 30s under partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will remain seasonably cold into the final week of January with just a slight chance of light snow showers on Tuesday and Thursday. All's quiet for now.