Harvest Moon Tonight and Chilly

Posted at 2:18 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 16:18:10-04

BUTTE – A fall like weather pattern continues with cooler than normal temperatures through the rest of this week and well below normal temperatures this weekend into early next week.

Increasing wet weather is likely late weekend into the first half of next week and we are keeping a close eye on updated forecast models as they are hinting at low snow levels by Monday. It’s still too early for specific details so please keep checking back in with KBZK and your STORMTracker Weather team for updates on changes coming soon.

A “Harvest Moon” occurs tonight. This is the first full moon closest to the Fall Equinox. The full moon will rise shortly after sunset and as the name suggests this will aid farmers still trying to harvest crops in SW Montana with the added moonlight.

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 38°; HIGH TUESDAY: 60°. Colder tonight with partly cloudy skies, a few showers are possible mostly over nearby mountain ranges. Tuesday should be slightly warmer but still cooler than normal.

BUTTE: LOW: 29°; HIGH TUESDAY: 58°. Grab a light jacket tonight and tomorrow as temperatures will be frosty early Tuesday morning and only warm up into the upper 50s by afternoon. A few isolated showers are possible tonight but mostly dry on Tuesday.

DILLON: LOW: 30°; HIGH TUESDAY: 61°. Another frosty night is possible for Dillon with partly cloudy skies. Look for valley frost by early morning. Temperatures will be slow to warm up during the day Tuesday.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 25°; HIGH TUESDAY: 58°. Look for isolated showers into the early evening hours but partly cloudy and colder overnight. A hard freeze is likely first thing tomorrow morning. Partly cloudy and chilly for Tuesday.