First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

Cooler weather is expected this Labor Day holiday weekend.

We are tracking a cold front that will begin to impact the region this weekend.  The front will move into northwest Montana Friday evening, through Missoula around 4 am Saturday and into southwest Montana during the Saturday, around Bozeman and Butte.

As the front moves through the region, gusty winds will develop late Friday through Saturday, ushering cooler air into the northern Rockies.  A few showers developing along the front around 4 or 5 am in Missoula with the best chance of showers and storms during the day across southwest Montana, especially in the Bozeman area.

A slight chance of sprinkles and showers Sunday and Monday, otherwise partly cloudy and cool.  Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s Saturday, the 60s Sunday and the 60s to around 70 Monday.  Lows in the lower 50s Saturday morning, then the mid 30s to mid 40s the remaining part of the three day weekend.

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