Winter storm moves in late Tuesday

Posted at 7:55 AM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 09:55:50-04

Today's Forecast:
Temperatures will climb to the low 60s for the afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Winds will pick up for the afternoon out of the south between 10-20 mph with gusts near 25 mph. Temperatures tonight will fall to the upper 30s with a few thin clouds.

BOZEMAN: High: 63; Low: 39. Your temperatures for the afternoon will be mild with a gusty south wind for the afternoon out of the south between 10-20 mph.

BUTTE: High: 61; Low: 36. Mild temperatures with a south wind between 10-20 mph as our skies remain mostly clear through the early evenng.

DILLON: High: 60; Low: 37. We will have a beautiful afternoon with a south to southwest wind between 10-20 mph.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: High: 52; Low: 26. A crisp start to the day with plenty of sunshine for the afternoon and evenng.

Winter Storm Warnings and Watches are already out for Tuesday through Wednesday night in southwest Montana. A strong arctic front will move through the area late on Tuesday afternoon and evening which will likely spark a few rain showers that will transition to a rain/snow mix for the middle evening. Snow showers will develop overnight and will likely bring icy and snow-covered roads as you head out the door on Wednesday morning.

The latest data shows that valleys in southwest Montana will pick up between 3”-8” of snow by Thursday morning with mountain likely to see 6”-12” or more. Much of the concern with this storm will be the combination snow and a sudden drop in temperatures. Morning lows on Thursday could be in the single digits for several areas.