Steady light snow impacting SW Montana Thursday afternoon

Posted at 1:25 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 15:25:49-05

BOZEMAN – Light and steady snowfall Thursday is producing a minor impact to travel both in town and especially for mountain passes in SW Montana.

Plan on a slow go evening commute Thursday. Slow down and watch for icing on most roadways as light snow continues to fall.

Friday should be a drier day but temperatures will be slightly colder than normal.


The next round of active weather will set up over the weekend. A stronger cold front will pass through the state by Sunday. Ahead of this front temperatures will warm up into the 30s Saturday and Sunday but watch for increasing surface winds that could produce localized blowing snow and difficult travel Saturday into Sunday.

The front should pass through by Sunday afternoon producing gusty winds and scattered snow showers, both will continue to produce wintry travel concerns Sunday into Monday morning.

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 8°; HIGH FRIDAY: 25°. Steady light snow will diminish overnight and with partial clearing by Friday morning look for much colder temperatures by sunrise. Friday should be a dry and cold day.

BUTTE: LOW: 4°; HIGH FRIDAY: 24°. Light snow will taper after sunset and should end by midnight with the exception of a few mountain flurries overnight. Colder temperatures are likely Friday.

DILLON: LOW: 6°; HIGH FRIDAY: 23°. Flurries will diminish overnight. Partly cloudy and colder with light winds for Friday.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: -6°; HIGH FRIDAY: 16°. Colder tonight with temperatures falling slightly below zero by morning. Partly cloudy and cold Friday.