Arctic cold settles into region
Arctic high pressure will dominate western Montana's weather through Tuesday. We can expect clear with frigid temperatures Monday night and Tuesday morning. Lows dropping to the 10s below zero in Butte, the single digits below zero in Bozeman, around zero in Kalispell and the single digits above zero in Missoula. Wind chills will drop to between 10 and 20 below zero in the Bozeman area.
A storm system will drop south out of Canada on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Accumulating snow is expected with this next weather maker, with 1 to 3 inches in the valleys and 3 to 12 inches in the mountains. Highs in the 30s.
A break Thursday and colder with highs in the 20s to around 30.
A strong storm system will bring snow to the region Friday and rain or snow on Saturday. Highs in the 30s Friday and the 30s to lower 40s Saturday. Arctic air will once again invade the region with highs dropping to the 20s to lower 30s Sunday and the upper 10s and 20s Monday of next week.