BUTTE, Mont: – Coldest morning lows of the fall season so far across SW Montana Wednesday morning. Numerous reported lows below zero and West Yellowstone dropped to -26° below zero.
No record lows were set locally.
A weak Canadian front is dropping through Montana east of the divide Wednesday afternoon producing limited snow showers. There are a few reports of 3″ and up along the rocky mountain front. Most areas across central and eastern Montana will pick up a dusting to 1″ of snow into the early evening hours. There is only a slight chance for a little snow to hit Bozeman pass tonight but should be gone after midnight.
Another bitterly cold night is likely across SW Montana and forecast lows will drop down to zero and cold prone areas will fall below zero Thursday morning.
City by City Forecast:
BOZEMAN: LOW: 0°; HIGH THURSDAY: 25°. Cloudy early this evening with a slight chance for a few mountain snow showers but clearing overnight and another bitterly cold start Thursday. Mostly sunny and cold Thursday afternoon.
BUTTE: LOW: -10°; HIGH THURSDAY: 24°. Partly cloudy through midnight but clearing and bitterly cold by Thursday morning with temperatures likely to fall below zero. Mostly sunny and cold Thursday afternoon.
DILLON: LOW: -4°; HIGH THURSDAY: 27°. Mostly clear and bitterly cold falling slightly below zero by Thursday morning. Mostly sunny and cold Thursday afternoon.
WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: -15°; HIGH THURSDAY: 22°. Mostly clear and bitterly cold falling well below zero by Thursday morning. Mostly sunny and cold Thursday afternoon.