BOZEMAN – Another Pacific storm will pass through Montana Saturday night into Sunday morning. This storm system is weak with the best chance for additional snow to impact most mountain rangers in SW Montana.
Surface winds will continue to be strong at times as another cold front passes through the state Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. High wind prone areas could continue to see gusts over 30 mph and peak gusts around 50 mph. In fact, the Livingston area could see gusts at times between 50 to 60 mph through Monday morning.
This next Pacific storm will slowly exit the region Sunday night with a few lingering pockets of mountain snow continuing through Monday morning between Big Sky to West Yellowstone and inside Yellowstone National Park.
The National Weather Service continues a High Wind Warning for central Montana and up along the Rocky mountain front through 6 pm Saturday. A Wind Advisory continues for the Livingston area through 5 am Monday morning.
The National Weather Service also continues a Winter Weather Advisory for Madison and Gallatin counties through 5 pm Saturday above 6,500’. This includes the Big Sky, West Yellowstone areas and Raynolds pass and Targhee pass.
The National Weather Service continues a WINTER STORM WARNING for Yellowstone National Park through 11 pm Saturday. Moderate to heavy snow and strong winds will produce raw backcountry conditions.
A warming trend is still on track for early next week. Forecast temperatures should warm back up to normal levels by Monday and could warm above normal by Tuesday and Wednesday.