First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

February will end with a cold weather pattern across western Montana.  Skies will be clear to partly cloudy this weekend.  March will start very cold, with lows dropping below zero in Butte, to just a degree or so above zero in Bozeman.  Lows will be near 10 in Kalispell and the lower 10s in Missoula.  Highs Sunday in the 20s in Bozeman and Butte to the lower 30s in Missoula and Kalispell.

 Another arctic front will impact the region late Monday and Tuesday.  There will be more moisture available, so accumulating snow will be possible, with a trace to 3 inches in the valleys and 3 to 6 inches in the mountains. Snow will develop across northwest Montana around Kalispell late Monday afternoon with all the of region having the best chance of snow between 6 pm Monday and noon Tuesday.  Very cold Wednesday morning with lows dropping below zero in Bozeman and Butte to the single digits above zero in Missoula and Kalispell.

A nice warming trend after that, with highs back to the upper 30s and 40s Thursday and Friday.

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Mark Heyka

Mark Heyka received a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

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Brooke Foster

Brooke Foster joined the NBC Montana team in March of 2006.

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Matt Gray

Matt joined the NBC Montana weather team in July 2013 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology.