Wet weather will be the rule for Thursday night and Friday
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the mountains of central Montana
Much cooler air will settle in for Friday
If you were hoping to work or play outside on Friday, then you'll want to find your rain gear.
A cold front is sliding east across the Treasure State, and widespread rain and snow is developing in its wake.
Periods of rain are expected for Thursday night and Friday across north central Montana, especially along Interstate 15.
STORMTracker meteorologist Mike Rawlins says the best dynamics for heavier, steadier rain will be in place from the Interstate 15 corridor east into the mountains of central Montana.
Most places are expected to receive .20-.60" of rain through Friday night.
A sharp cutoff in the rain will be seen over central Montana, so places like Havre, Lewistown, and Glasgow may not see much rain at all.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Little Belt Mountains in central Montana from 9 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday.
The STORMTracker Weather Team says 5-8" of snow is likely over Kings Hill Pass, making driving difficult on Highway 89.
Drivers should be prepared for limited visibility at times and winter driving conditions through Friday morning.
Snow levels will be dropping down to near 4000' early Friday morning, which will result in a brief rain-snow mix for lower elevations.
Some of you won't want to leave home without a jacket on Friday.
Much cooler air is now moving into Montana and it'll hang around through Friday.
Most places will deal with temperatures in the mid 30s early Friday morning, with highs only reaching the upper 40s for the afternoon.