A cold front will bring snow to some of SW Montana tonight

Posted at 4:15 PM, Oct 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-28 18:15:28-04

Snow is likely across much of the area tonight and tomorrow morning. Here’s the breakdown:

BELOW 5000 FT: A few wet flakes will mix in with rain tonight and tomorrow morning. No accumulations are expected.

5000-6000 FT: A mix of rain and snow is likely starting tonight. Heaver bands of snow may reduce visibilities on area roadways. A dusting of snow is possible through tomorrow afternoon.

ABOVE 6000 FT: Most of the precipitation will be snow. Accumulations are possible with snow totals ranging from 1”-4”.

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 start of your week will look like.

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 35°; HIGH MONDAY: 45°. Winds will pick up this evening out ahead of the approaching cold front. Precipitation will become more widespread early tomorrow morning and may mix with snow later in the morning. Chance of Precipitation: 80%.

BUTTE: LOW: 30°; HIGH MONDAY: 43°. Breezy this afternoon and tonight. Showers will linger and become more widespread by early tomorrow morning. Rain will mix with snow which may make your morning commute difficult. We’ll see the clouds persist throughout the day. We can expect a dusting of snow by noon tomorrow. Chance of Precipitation: 70%.

DILLON: LOW: 30°; HIGH MONDAY: 46°. Windy this evening and tonight with rain and snow filtering into the area. Rain will mix with snow throughout tomorrow morning. A dusting of snow is possible by noon tomorrow. Chance of Precipitation: 40%.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 28°; HIGH MONDAY: 43°. Windy this evening and tonight with snow spreading into the area after midnight. It will snow on & off tomorrow with a total accumulation of 1”-4”. Chance of Precipitation: 70%.


Tonight and tomorrow will be the start of some active weather across SW Montana. A northwesterly tilt in the jet stream will keep highs below average and lows in the 20s with chances of rain and snow nearly every day next week. Stay tuned for more updates from the KBZK and KXLF STORMTracker weather team.