Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS85 KTFX 192302
Montana Weather Summary
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
355 PM MST Thu Jan 19 2017
A moist southerly flow aloft kept much of the Treasure State mostly
cloudy today, but far Eastern Montana remained mostly sunny. Valley
rain showers and mountain snow showers were also common west of the
Continental Divide and in Southwest Montana. Winds were generally
breezy out of the southwest east of the Rockies with gusts of 20 to
30 mph common along the east slopes, but winds were fairly light in
the west and southwest.
At 3 pm...temperatures had warmed into the 40s along the east slopes
of the Rockies, but they were only in the 30s elsewhere. The cool
spots were Glendive and West Yellowstone at 27 degrees, while the
warmest reading was 48 at Fort Benton.
Overnight...Light mountain snow and lower elevation rain will spread
east into Eastern Montana, with the greatest threat for a mix of
freezing drizzle with the rain in the western valleys and in
Northeast Montana. Light southwest winds will keep lows in the upper
20s to lower 30s along the east slopes of the Rockies, but lows in
the teens to lower 20s are likely elsewhere.