Breaking down rain and snow chances

Posted at 3:56 PM, Aug 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-26 19:00:29-04

Widespread rain and mountain snow are expected through Monday.

The above on demand STORMTracker video forecast with Meteorologist Carson Vickroy will walk you through the forecast hour by hour for next 24 hours so you can have an idea of what the start of your week will look like.

Storm Breakdown:

Elevations below 5000’:

Precipitation will fall as rain through Tuesday morning. Temperatures are expected to remain well above freezing.

Elevations of 5000’ to 7000’

Most of the precipitation will fall as rain for Monday. However Monday night into Tuesday, there’s a potential for a rain/snow mix. No snow accumulation is expected.

Elevations of 7000’ to 9000’

A rain/snow mix is likely throughout Monday with a transition to all snow for Monday night assuming there’s precipitation leftover. Snow accumulations of 1” is possible.

Elevations above 9000’

Precipitation will fall as mainly snow through Tuesday. Snow accumulations of 2”-4” are possible along some of the higher peaks across SW Montana.

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 49°; HIGH MONDAY: 80°.Showers will become more widespread after midnight. Temperatures will remain above freezing so snow is not a concern at this time. Rain could last through Tuesday morning. Chance of Precipitation: 90%.

BUTTE: LOW: 43°; HIGH MONDAY: 81°. Spotty showers this evening will turn into more widespread activity during the late evening hours. Rain may mix with some snow on Homestake Pass Monday night. All precipitation should remain rain for Butte. Chance of Precipitation: 90%.

DILLON: LOW: 43°; HIGH MONDAY: 55°. Rain will spread in starting this evening. On and off rain is possible throughout the day leading into Monday night. Precipitation should stay all rain as temperatures are not expected to drop below freezing. Chance of Precipitation: 80%

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 36°; HIGH MONDAY: 52°. Widespread rain will spread in after midnight. Rain will continue on and off throughout the day on Monday and may even mix with snow Monday night. No snow accumulation is expected at this time. Chance of Precipitation: 80%.


The first shot of cold air of late summer/early fall has made its way into SW Montana. Temperatures will be well below average for at least the next 48 hours. Monday will not be a pleasant day to be outside with areas of rain and snow possible. Stay tuned for more updates from the KBZK and KXLF STORMTracker weather team.