A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for much of western and central Montana.
A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for the Crazy, Beartooth and Absaroka Mountains and adjacent foothills.
A cold front has passed and bought colder temperatures, cloudy skies, and moisture into the state. The wake-up temperatures will stay in the '20s and '30s. The skies will remain cloudy, and the rain showers have now transitioned into snow showers. The lower elevations could see anywhere between 1-3" while the mountains may get up to a foot of snow. Travel will be most difficult if having to travel over mountains passes. The roads in the lower elevations will be wet and slushy. The high temperatures for today will stay in the '30s and the '40s. Things will start to look better for the state on Thursday. Thursday, a high-pressure system will provide mostly sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures. The temperatures will still be below average, but the sunny skies will make tomorrow more pleasant and will assist with the melting of snow. The high-pressure system will stick around the state for Friday. Friday, the Treasure state will have mostly sunny skies, the temperatures will be close to average, and the wind will increase. Southwest winds will aid the temperatures to reach the '50s, and areas in eastern Montana temperatures will even reach 60. A weak cold front will pass Saturday, and drop the temperatures back to the '40s and low '50s. The cold front will also bring rain showers to the lower elevations, and a mix of rain/snow to the mountains. Sunday, the state will have spring-like temperatures and partly cloudy skies.
Enjoy your day,