Cool Weekend Forecast For Butte & SW Montana

Posted at 1:59 PM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 15:59:48-04

Weather pattern is settling down now as a strong pacific storm is passing out of Montana. In this storm’s wake came widespread heavy wet snow and many mountain ranges saw over a foot of snow.

The above on demand STORMTracker video forecast will walk you through the weekend hour by hour with Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard.

The Bridge Range near Bozeman picked up 30" of heavy wet snow according to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche center. This heavy snow loading has increased the avalanche danger on all slopes. So GNFAC issued an AVALANCHE WARNING for Bridger Range Friday into Saturday. Natural and human triggered avalanches are likely so avoid avalanche terrain and avalanche runout zones.

Micro Climates:

BOZEMAN: Low: 26, High: 48. Clear and chilly tonight but clouds will begin to move back in by early Saturday morning. Watch for a few mountain snow showers Saturday and only a slight chance for a passing shower for Bozeman. 

BUTTE: Low: 26, High: 48. Clearing overnight and a frosty start to your weekend. Look for increasing clouds by late morning and a slight chance for a passing rain or snow shower.

DILLON: Low: 28, High: 50.  Clearing overnight but mostly cloudy by Saturday morning. There is a slight chance for a little valley rain and mountain.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: Low: 17, High: 40. Partly cloudy heading into Friday evening and increasing clouds by Saturday morning. Look for a few scattered snow showers throughout the day on Saturday.