Weekend weather forecast for SW Montana

Posted at 1:41 PM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 15:41:43-05

BOZEMAN – Not as cold this weekend. Temperatures should slowly moderate closer to seasonal averages especially by Sunday.

Great travel weather pattern this weekend with the exception of light snow across Yellowstone National Park into Eastern Idaho and just a slight chance for West Yellowstone.

This cold and dry weather pattern will begin to break down late weekend as several pacific storms move into the Pacific NW and into the Northern Rockies. This will bring periods of snow and possible travel impacts over mountain passes beginning Monday especially along the MT/ID state line.

The next best chance for widespread valley and mountain snow is expected Tuesday night into Wednesday.

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 5°; HIGH SATURDAY: 31°. Mostly clear skies overnight with a little patchy fog possible along river bottoms and Saturday will be mostly sunny and slightly warmer with light winds.

BUTTE: LOW: -4°; HIGH SATURDAY: 30°. Quiet weather pattern through Saturday. Clear and cold again tonight with a little patchy freezing fog by morning. Saturday partly cloudy and a few degrees warmer.

DILLON: LOW: 6°; HIGH SATURDAY: 34°. Mostly clear and cold tonight with light winds. Saturday partly cloudy and slightly warmer just above freezing with light winds.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: -2°; HIGH SATURDAY: 25°. Mostly clear and cold with light winds Friday night. Saturday look for partly cloudy skies and slightly warmer afternoon temperatures.