Here Comes The Cold

Plus Rain and Snow
Posted at 4:15 PM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 18:15:46-04

Red Flag Fire Warnings in effect across South Center MT till Monday 12am.

Also Winter Storm Watches and Advisories in place for higher elevations till Monday night, especially in Western MT.

Today: Warm, dry and Smokey out there. Temps in the high 70’s and low 80’s.

Tonight: Cooler air moves into the region. This is when then the Arctic/Canadian air mass starts moving into Northern MT bringing with it precipitation. Rain, wind and even snow in the higher elevations.

Tomorrow: Big cool off. Highs in some places only in the upper 40’s. 48° in Billings and colder in higher elevations. Precipitation could be between .50 and 1.0 inches of rain in the lower elevations. 1.5 inches in higher elevations.

SNOW in higher elevations above 6,000 feet. 6 to 10 inches. BEARTOOTH PASS MIGHT SEE UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW. Could make travel in and around the mountains tricky. Use caution and plan accordingly. Red Lodge, MT and Story, WY could see 1-4 inches.

Tomorrow night: Snow and rain will push southeast over night, but temps could go down to freezing or even below freezing in most areas. Watch for ice if driving.

Tuesday – Saturday: Dry and cooler than average conditions for Tuesday. Temps in the high 40’s and low 50’s. Gradual warming Wednesday. Temps back up into the 60’s and 70’s, even hitting the 80’s again by next weekend. But we could see another cool front moving in on Saturday.