The gusty winds will stick around into the early evening hours. By sunset (9pm), the easterly winds will weaken significantly.
Showers will remain along and south of Interstate 90. Most valleys will see rain, but some spots like Butte and Bozeman may watch the precipitation type drop as snow. Accumulations are possible in the grassy areas, but it should not slushy up the roads too much.
The calendar says May, but it may look more like March or even February around here the next couple days.
The energetic storm system is still expected to hit southwestern Montana the hardest. All model indications still show significant precipitation soaking all areas along and east of the continental divide. During the daytime hours on Saturday and Sunday I wouldn't expect to see much snow accumulate in the valleys, but at night it could stay cold enough to make a few snowballs.
Missoula and Kalispell will both see scattered showers on Saturday and Sunday, but neither day will be a washout. Because of that, temperatures here will not be as chilly.
This messy weather should exit the region by the tail end of the holiday weekend. Memorial Day itself is shaping up to be the driest and the warmest day of the next three. Then as you head back to work next week, a big time warming trend kicks into high gear.
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