BOZEMAN – Another Arctic cold front will pass through Montana beginning Monday morning through Tuesday morning.
Snow is likely with this cold front with minor accumulations for most valleys and moderate accumulations for most mountain passes beginning Monday morning and diminishing by Tuesday morning. Travel impacts are likely especially for mountain passes. Monday morning commute the storm will arrive with increasing snow and wind but the evening commute Monday watch for snow covered roads, localized blowing snow, ice, and biting cold.
As of 1 pm Sunday there are no winter weather highlights issued from the National Weather Service for Monday, (i.e. Winter Weather Advisory) but check back in with me please this evening for updates on KBZK and KXLF.
STORMTracker Weather forecast models show snow accumulations of 2”-4” is possible for Bozeman and 1”-2” for Butte by Tuesday morning. This snow event should produce a powdery snow as the atmosphere is much colder than the heavy wet slushy snow that occurred on Saturday.
Snow will begin Monday morning ahead of the Arctic cold front with accumulations likely by late afternoon to early evening. Snow will be increasing from North to South Monday morning into Monday evening.
Record or near record lows are possible Tuesday and Wednesday morning for SW Montana if skies clear behind the next Arctic cold front Tuesday morning. Forecast lows will be around zero to slightly below zero Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Sunday morning there were 2 new record lows locally, one in Belgrade (Bozeman Yellowstone Airport) and in Dillon.