Snow and cold this weekend

Posted at 1:35 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 15:35:18-05

BUTTE – A WSW flow aloft continues to pave the way for limited moisture to move into SW Montana Friday evening through Sunday. This will keep a chance for off and on snow showers alive all weekend with minor accumulations possible for most valleys and light to moderate snow accumulations for most mountain ranges.

Another push of Arctic air is expected to drop into the state this weekend and by Sunday morning lows could be down around zero or below zero. Below normal temperatures are likely next week and morning lows could be dropping below zero for most of Montana east of the divide.

Arctic Cold Coming

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 15°; HIGH SATURDAY: 25°.Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers during the early evening hours. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for snow after midnight and there is a slight chance for a few snow showers again Saturday afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be colder and below average Saturday.

BUTTE: LOW: 8°; HIGH SATURDAY: 26°. Mostly cloudy and cold Friday night with scattered snow likely. Cloudy and colder Saturday with off and on snow showers and locally windy at times.

DILLON: LOW: 8°; HIGH SATURDAY: 26°. Mostly cloudy with mostly mountain snow showers Friday night into Saturday and locally windy with areas of blowing snow in wind prone regions. Colder this weekend.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 5°; HIGH SATURDAY: 23°. Scattered snow with minor accumulations likely over the next 24 to 48 hours. By the end of the weekend West Yellowstone could pick up 2″-6″ of snow. Temperatures will be trending colder this weekend as well.