BOZEMAN Mont. – Current weather pattern is dominated by fairly strong High pressure with just a few high clouds passing through our region.
Wind prone areas will continue to see gusty winds through Friday afternoon. Livingston is still under a “Wind Advisory” through Thursday morning with possible peak wind gusts up to or over 60 mph. High profile vehicles will be impacted in the Livingston area with strong cross winds.
NEXT WEATHER MAKER:
A strong cold front will drop through Montana producing a wide variety of weather hazards from pockets of freezing rain or drizzle in NW Montana to increasing rain changing to snow for most areas and stronger surface winds. The biggest travel hazard across the state will be rain/snow mix prior to the strong cold front moving through Thursday night and temperatures dropping quickly behind the front by Friday morning producing icy roads.
Early estimates on snow accumulations (likely to change) has a 1″ – 3″ range from Bozeman to Butte and 3″+ for Bozeman pass and Homestake pass. Livingston could see over 3″ of snow according to the National Weather Service.
South of I-90 snow accumulations will be highly varied with mountains likely picking up 3″ – 6″ of snow around Big Sky but an inch or less around Dillon.
Look for updated snowfall forecasts tonight at 5:30 pm and 10 pm on KBZK.
City by City Forecast:
BOZEMAN: LOW: 26°; HIGH THURSDAY: 47°. Partly cloudy and mild tonight and Thursday. At time surface winds could reach 10 to 20 mph. Stronger winds likely from Bozeman pass to Livingston.
BUTTE: LOW: 26°; HIGH THURSDAY: 44°. High clouds and breezy with temperatures hovering around average through Thursday afternoon.
DILLON: LOW: 25°; HIGH THURSDAY: 48°. Partly cloudy breezy and mild for Dillon through Thursday afternoon.
WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 12°; HIGH THURSDAY: 37°. High clouds and not as cold tonight for West Yellowstone. Hopefully Thursday morning lows will stay above zero.