A passing cold front will kick off some rain and snow

Thursday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 3:24 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 07:50:23-05

A passing cold front will kick up some rain and snow as we head through Thursday.

Areas north of Helena should see mostly rain while places south of the Capitol will have a better chance for snow.

There is a potential for snow light snow in Great Falls, however the likelihood is pretty slim.

The areas that do see snow likely won't pick up more than an inch or two.

The light rain and snow will taper off this afternoon throughout Central Montana, but will likely stick around a bit longer for the Hi-Line and Eastern Montana.

Temperatures will trend a bit cooler following this system and remain in the upper 30s.

Although still above average, temperatures will trend a bit closer to normal on Friday as the colder air remains camped out over the state.

Yet another passing cold front is expected to kick up the wind on Saturday.

At this point the cold front is expected to remain dry with the greatest impact being the wind.

Another ridge of high pressure is on track will build as we head into the new work week.

This along with the strong wind will keep temperatures well above average.

Forecast models are hinting at the possibility of a few showers mid week.