Today’s Outlook: Chilly & Wet
A complex winter weather system will be impacting southwest Montana over the course of the next couple of days. Light snow showers will mix with rain as temperatures struggle to the upper 30s and low 40s for the region. While the impact during the day will be slushy and wet, you should expect snow to be a bigger concern on area roadways tonight and for Friday morning. Most models are keeping snow potential between 1"-2" inches for the valleys with locally higher amounts expected. Passes could easily pick up between 4"-6" of slushy wet snow by Friday morning with icy roads.
BUTTE: High – 42; Low – 18. Pockets of snow for the morning and evening, with rain and snow mixing during the day. 1"-3" for valleys and 4"-6" above 5000 feet.?
BOZEMAN: High – 42; Low – 19. Wet and cold with scattered rain and snow turning to snow overnight. 1"-2" for valleys and 2"-6" above 5000 feet.
DILLON: High – 49; Low – 24. Periods of rain with snow mixing in during the day. Light snow possible overnight.
West Yellowstone: High – 42; Low – 25. Mainly snow with a wintry mix during the day. Expect snow-packed roads traveling toward Big Sky with winter driving conditions continuing into the overnight hours.
The weekend will warm up to the upper 40s and low 50s, but expect conditions to remain soggy through Sunday morning. Some weather models are showing that parts of southwest Montana could see a total of over an inch of rain through early Sunday afternoon as a moisture-ridden Pacific storm continues to move through the region.