First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

Late Friday night update:  Accumulating snow is likely across southwest Montana, including the Bozeman area.  Snowfall of 1 to 3 inches in the valleys and 3 to 6 inches in the mountains.  Locally heavier amounts are possible is temperatures drop another degree or two.

Two surges of Pacific energy and moisture will move through western Montana through the weekend.  The first will focus on southwest Montana Friday night around Butte and Bozeman.  Rain and snow are likely in these areas with mountain snow.  Accumulations are likely in both the valleys and mountains east of the divide.  Slushy valley snow is possible.  Elsewhere, we may see some clearing from Missoula north to Kalispell.  Lows in the 30s. 

Lingering snow Saturday morning around Bozeman.  Partly cloudy elsewhere.  The next surge of moisture will bring clouds and a chance of late afternoon showers.  Rain and snow will be likely Saturday night and then gradually ending Sunday.  Snow is likely at the passes.  Continued cool with lows in the 30s and highs in the upper 40s to upper 50s.

Warmer next week with highs in the 70s by mid week!

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