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Big temperature swings Friday into Saturday for Bozeman

BUTTE – You need to monitor the latest forecasts closely as we continue a very active weather pattern across Montana. Rapid warming and rapid cooling will occur over the next 48 hours. Surface winds will be increasing both Friday and Saturday. Snow is possible Saturday.

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 25°; HIGH FRIDAY: 55°. Clearing skies likely tonight and a colder start to your Friday. A warm front will bring a good jump in temperatures by Friday afternoon but afternoon SW winds will be increasing 15 to 30 mph. Increasing clouds are likely as well Friday.

BUTTE: LOW: 23°; HIGH FRIDAY: 55°. Clearing tonight and a good hard freeze by morning. Watch for patchy valley fog in the morning. Friday will start mostly sunny but look for increasing clouds by evening. Surface winds will be increasing by afternoon SW winds 15 to 25 and gusts to 35 mph.

DILLON: LOW: 25°; HIGH FRIDAY: 54°. Clearing and colder tonight for Dillon. Friday look for a nice jump up in the temperatures but that will come with gusty surface winds by afternoon. SW winds 15 to 25 gusting at times to 30 mph.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 18°; HIGH FRIDAY: 42°. Clearing and much colder tonight. A good hard freeze is likely by morning. Mostly sunny Friday and warming nicely into the 40s. Afternoon surface winds will be increasing 15 to 30 mph.


A complex weather pattern will develop Friday into Saturday with big temperature swings. First comes a warm front Friday producing a rapid increase in temperatures by afternoon along with increasing surface winds. That will quickly be followed up by a strong surface cold front Friday night into Saturday morning. This front will pave the way for much colder air to move back into Montana and will likely produce scattered snow showers and gusty winds.

Mike Heard

Mike Heard

Chief Meteorologist KBZK & KXLF
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