Chilly Pattern To Follow Butte Into The Weekend

Posted at 1:39 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 15:39:56-04

Most of Montana is dealing with a cool and wet weather pattern Friday afternoon. This trend will follow us heading into the weekend.

Higher elevation snow is possible overnight across the state but mostly rain for lower valleys.

Temperatures will remain cooler than normal Saturday but starting to warm back up as early as Sunday.

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

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 38°; HIGH SATURDAY: 55°. Very chilly for Bozeman Friday afternoon and evening along with occasional showers. Light NE winds overnight to 15 MPH. Saturday starts off cool but warming up into the mid 50s by afternoon. Watch for a few showers and a few afternoon thunderstorms. East winds 15 MPH. 

BUTTE: LOW: 37°; HIGH SATURDAY: 56°. Light rain and chilly Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, there is a slight chance for a little snow in Butte overnight with minor to no accumulations. Saturday will be cloudy with a few showers in the morning and a few showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon.

DILLON: LOW: 36°; HIGH SATURDAY: 60°. Quite cool for Dillon Friday afternoon through Saturday. Mostly cloudy skies and a few passing showers Friday evening into early Saturday morning. Look for showers and thunderstorms to develop by Saturday afternoon.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 30°; HIGH SATURDAY: 58°. Cold tonight with temperatures dropping down into the lower 30s. There is a chance for a little rain or snow tonight. Saturday showers will likely build by afternoon and there is a slight chance for a few weak thunderstorms.


Weekend will be split between chilly Saturday and slightly warmer Sunday. Both days this weekend watch for showers and isolated thunderstorms. This trend will continue heading into next week as a series of weak disturbances will pass through the state producing scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be warming back up next week and could reach the 60s and 70s in SW Montana. The combination of warming temperatures and a daily chance for showers and thunderstorms will keep area rivers and streams running strong and possibly reaching or exceeding minor flood stage.