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Current Conditions

Bozeman Hourly Forecast

2AM
Partly Cloudy
41°
Partly Cloudy
5AM
Mostly Cloudy
39°
Mostly Cloudy
8AM
Mostly Cloudy
36°
Mostly Cloudy
11AM
Mostly Cloudy
45°
Mostly Cloudy
2PM
Mostly Cloudy
47°
Mostly Cloudy
5PM
Chance of Rain
41°
Chance of Rain

Butte Hourly Forecast

2AM
Chance of Rain
31°
Chance of Rain
5AM
Chance of Rain
32°
Chance of Rain
8AM
Chance of Rain
33°
Chance of Rain
11AM
Chance of Snow
37°
Chance of Snow
2PM
Chance of Snow
43°
Chance of Snow
5PM
Chance of Snow
44°
Chance of Snow

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

WINTER STORM WATCH late Friday through Saturday for Glacier Park, the Flathead and Mission Valleys along with the Seeley Swan area.  Snowfall of 3 to 8 inches in the valleys and 8 to 16 inches in the mountains.  This includes Kalispell, Polson, MacDonald and Rogers Passes.

HIGH WIND WARNING until midnight Friday for Lincoln, Helena and Norris Hill in Madison County.  West winds 20 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

AVALANCHE WARNING for the Gallatin National Forest near Bozeman.

A moist and mild Pacific flow will keep clouds rolling across the area through Friday.  There is a chance of sprinkles and rain showers around Missoula and Kalispell, with more widespread rain developing Friday afternoon.  An arctic cold front will begin moving into western Montana Friday night and Saturday.  The rain will change to snow area wide, including Butte and Bozeman.  Strong winds will accompany the front with much colder air following in its wake.  Accumulating snow is likely area wide, with 3 to 6 inches and locally up to 8 inches in northwest Montana around Kalispell.  We can expect 2 to 4 inches in Bozeman and 1 to 3 inches in Missoula and Butte.

Lows Thursday night in the 30s with highs Friday back to the 40s.  Highs will drop to the 10s in Kalispell on Saturday with 30s elsewhere.  By Saturday night, lows will fall to the single digits below 0 in Bozeman and Kalispell, above 0 in Butte to around 10 in Missoula.  Highs Sunday only in the 10s.  Wind chills will drop well below 0 area wide by Sunday.

mark heyka Watch Chief Meteorologist Mark Heyka weeknights on the NEWS AT 5, 6 and 10. More Details

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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.

Matt Gray

Matt Gray

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


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