WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the Butte, Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Drummond and Salmon areas where a trace to an inch of snow will be possible along with strong winds and wind chills ranging from 0 to 20 below zero.
WIND CHILL ADVISORY from Glacier Park south to the Seeley Lake and Swan Lake areas. Wind chills of 0 to 20 below zero.
A reinforcing shot of cold arctic air will move through western Montana this weekend. Locally gusty winds up to 30 mph will occur Friday evening with breezy conditions through Saturday. A few flurries and snow showers are possible Friday night, especially around the Butte area. Otherwise, partly cloudy skies. Lows dropping to the single digits in Bozeman, Butte and Kalispell to the 10s in Missoula. Highs Saturday around 20 in Bozeman and Butte to around 30 in Missoula and Kalispell.
Clear to partly cloudy Sunday. Lows below zero in Butte, single digits in Bozeman to the lower 10s in Missoula and Kalispell.
Another surge of arctic air will move into the region late Monday and Tuesday. There will be more moisture available, so accumulating snow will be possible, with 1 to 2 inches in the valleys and 2 to 4 inches in the mountains. 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 next Thursday and Friday.
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