Your Thursday will be a windy one with a southerly wind between 15-30 mph with gusts near 45 mph possible in the region. A cold front will usher cooler air and scattered showers by the afternoon. Showers will likely continue through the late evening with a few light showers possible overnight.
BOZEMAN: High: 69; Low: 39. Despite warmer temperatures it will feel cool with strong wind and afternoon and evening rain showers that will drift into the area by the mid-afternoon.
BUTTE: High: 65; Low: 38. Gusty wind and mild temperatures through the early afternoon before a cold front brings cooler evening temperatures and scattered rain showers.
DILLON: High: 67; Low: 35. Windy with a few afternoon rain showers that will linger through the early evening.
WEST YELLOWSTONE: High: 61; Low: 28. Off and on showers are expected this afternoon. Light snow showers are possible by the evening.
WINTER WEATHER THIS WEEKEND:
The latest data points to northwestern Montana picking up the bulk of the winter weather. There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the Rocky Mountain front. There is a Winter Weather Watch out for Southwestern Montana starting at 6 PM Friday in Butte and 6 AM Saturday in Bozeman and continuing through Sunday at 6 PM. Saturday will most likely bring rain during the day and transitioning to a rain/snow mix by Saturday evening. High elevation areas will likely see snow by Saturday afternoon as the colder air begins to move in. There will likely be at least a light snow sticking to grassy areas by Sunday morning in southwestern Montana with a rain/snow mix for your Sunday afternoon and evening.