Powerful winter storm moves in tonight

Posted at 4:05 PM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 18:05:41-05

A major winter storm will bring the potential several inches of accumulating snowfall starting tonight. An Arctic cold front will bring wind chills below 0 for most areas tomorrow afternoon.

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 rest of your weekend will look like.

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 25°; HIGH SUNDAY: 25° A relatively mild evening is expected. Snow will be moving in after midnight with the arctic air. Expect much colder temperatures throughout the day. 4”-8” of snow is possible. Chance of Precipitation: 90%

BUTTE: LOW: 18°; HIGH SUNDAY: 18° A calm and partly cloudy evening is expected. Temps will plummet once the front arrives tomorrow morning. The front will also be bringing the potential for several inches of snowfall through the evening. Gusty winds are expected which will make travel conditions worse. Snowfall expected, 4”-8”. Chance of Precipitation: 100%

DILLON: LOW: 29°; HIGH SUNDAY: 33°. Cloudy and mild conditions are expected this evening. Snow arrives after midnight tonight with the colder temperatures. Highs will occur early in the morning because the cold front will drop temps well into the 20s by tomorrow evening. Snowfall expected, 2”-4”. Chance of Precipitation: 80%

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 29°; HIGH SUNDAY 30°. A quiet evening tonight will give way to increasing snow chances after midnight. Snow will be steady and heavy at times. Several inches of snow are expected with arctic air moving in by tomorrow afternoon. Snowfall expected, 8”-14”.Chance of Precipitation: 60%


An additional wave of snow will be possible on Monday which will only aggravate issues on area roadways. A more potent wave is expected to impact the area on Tuesday which could give us several additional inches of snowfall. Regardless of snow chances, temps will be well below average for the entire week. Stay tuned for more updates from the KBZK and KXLF STORMTracker weather team.