HIGH WIND WARNING Saturday for Gallatin, Madison, Broadwater and Jefferson Counties in southwest Montana. This includes the Bozeman area. West southwest winds 20 to 40 mph with gusts in excess of 50 mph.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for most passes along the divide and Idaho border. Snowfall of 3 to 8 inches.
Showers and gusty winds will begin to diminish this evening. However, snow banding could mean a quick inch of snow overnight. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with only and isolated shower by sunrise Sunday. Sunday morning will be quite cold with morning lows in the 10s and 20s. Highs Sunday will be in the upper 30s.
A calm and tranquil weather pattern is expected next week. Highs will soar above normal across southwest Montana around Butte and Bozeman, warming from the upper 30s to the 40s. Valley inversions will keep highs in the low to mid 30s in the Missoula and Kalispell areas until late week when highs will finally reach around 40.