First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

WINTER STORM WARNINGS and ADVISORIES for all of western Montana Monday night.  Snowfall of a trace to 2 inches in the valleys and 2 to 4 inches in the mountains.  Although the entire area is still under some type of advisory, the best chance of accumulating snow will be in the Butte and Bozeman areas.

An arctic cold front is moving south across western Montana a burst of snow will occur with the front along with winds gusting to 30 and 40 mph.  Drier and colder air behind the from will start a clearing process from Kalispell north to the border.  The light snow will continue around Missoula until a little after midnight.  The snow will increase around Butte and Bozeman through 3 am Tuesday before quickly diminishing.

Snow showers will quickly end across southwest Montana early Tuesday morning.  Skies will become partly to mostly sunny by afternoon but it will remain cold.   Highs in the 10s in Bozeman and Butte to the 20s in Missoula and Kalispell.  Clear and frigid Tuesday night.  Lows Wednesday morning will drop well below zero in Bozeman and Butte to the single digits above zero in Missoula and Kalispell.

A nice warming trend will occur the latter half of the week and weekend.  With sunshine, highs will warm to the 40s by Thursday and Friday and the 40s to around 50 by the weekend.

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