Posted: Jan 13, 2013 4:55 PM by Meteorologist Mike Rawlins
Updated: Jan 14, 2013 9:15 AM
Montana remains stuck under an unsettled northwesterly flow aloft.
Weak upper level energy moving through that flow is diving south into the state out of Canada, producing isolated snow showers and flurries from time to time.
So, don't be surprised if you step outside this evening and see a few snowflakes flying.
A warm front will bring a brief round of snow to north central Montana late Monday and Monday night.
As warm, downsloping winds move east off the Northern Rockies on Monday, they'll work to push the cold air out of the region.
However, as the warmer air moves over the colder air, it'll rise and light snow will develop.
Computer forecast models are pretty consistent in developing this light snow late Monday and clearing it out by the Tuesday morning commute, so this will be a very quick event.
Most locations across north central Montana should expect to see an inch or two of accumulation by early Tuesday, so I don't anticipate major impacts to travel.