BOZEMAN – Forecast models continue to be fairly consistent with a shot of wintry weather impacting Montana Tuesday evening through Thursday morning.
A Canadian cold front should slice through Montana from NW to SE beginning Tuesday evening and quickly passing through by Wednesday evening.
The 2 global forecast models are aligning well today with rain changing to snow mid-week. Ahead of this wintry blast will come a warm-up with temperatures reaching the 60s Monday and Tuesday but much stronger surface winds are likely with the warming temperatures.
Temperatures will drop rapidly behind the cold front by Wednesday morning and snow levels will be lowering possibly down to the valley floor for your Wednesday morning commute to work.
It’s still way to early for snow accumulation estimates but for now I wanted to give plenty of advanced warning of a possible wintry travel pattern setting up on Wednesday. By early next week our short-range high-resolution forecast models will give us a better picture of the timing of rain changing to snow, how strong surface winds could get and how much snow is possible.