Latest updates for arctic air and snow this weekend

Posted at 5:48 AM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 07:48:44-05

Today's Forecast:
Temperatures across Montana will once again be above average for your Friday with partly cloudy skies and lighter winds out of the north between 5-10 mph. Lows will drop to the 30s for the evening as we see a cold air mass barrel into Montana as we head into the weekend. Winter Storm Watches are in effect starting Saturday afternoon and evening through Sunday evening for most of Montana.

BOZEMAN: High: 62; Low: 33. Temperatures will stay warm with highs hovering in the low 60s with a light easterly wind between 5-10 mph.

BUTTE: High: 57; Low: 29. A mix of clouds and sun will be in place today and keep our daytime highs in the upper 50s with a north wind between 5-15 mph.

DILLON: High: 60; Low: 34. Mild afternoon highs near the 60 degree mark for your Friday with light winds through the afternoon and evening.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: High: 57; Low: 28. Warmer than average temperatures will be in place through the afternoon as clouds build into the area throughout the day.

The weather models are starting to come together with this weekend’s winter storm. Saturday will start out warm with highs in the early afternoon in the 50s. An arctic airmass will move through southwest Montana during the afternoon which is expected to bring scattered rain showers to the region during the afternoon and early evening with bands of snow picking up after sunset. The heaviest snow is expected during the morning on Sunday. Valleys are expected to see between 5”-10” of snow with more than a foot expected in the mountains. Highs on Sunday will stay in the 20s with a gusty north wind between 15-30 mph leaving bitter wind chills and blowing or drifting snow in the region.