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Mostly sunny skies and cool daytime highs should remain in place today and most of Saturday. Clouds ahead or our next weather system should begin building to the west Saturday afternoon. Sunday's cold front could drop the SnowZone down to 6,000 - 7,000 feet up in Glacier National Park. Several more low pressure systems are lining up out in the Pacific and a backdoor cold front in Canada could drop some overnight lows into the 20s next week. Tomorrow is National Ice Cream Cone Day.
 
WEATHER HEADLINES:
- Look for cooler sunshine today and into Saturday.
- Sunday's cold front could drop the SnowZone down to 6,000 - 7,000 feet up in Glacier National Park.
- Several more low pressure systems are lining up out in the Pacific and a backdoor cold front in Canada could drop some overnight lows into the 20s next week.
 
MONTANA'S WEATHER:
A mild weather pattern with occasional showers in the mountains should remain in place through early next week. The most organized system will occur on Sunday when a Pacific cold front moves across the region, causing showers and some thunderstorms in western Montana. Some showers Saturday night ahead of the front will likely fall as snow in northwest Montana, where snow levels will drop into the 6,000 to 7,000 foot range overnight. The longer term models are showing several different potential forecasts. What is interesting is that various model systems keep showing the potential for a strong back door cold front late next week. This is the kind of system that could cause low temperatures to drop into the mid 20s in western Montana. Uncertainty remains high for this forecast, but it is very interesting that models are hinting at this strong of a system. We will continue to watch it for the potential big pattern change.
 
MONTANA'S FORECASTS:
West of the Continental Divide-
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the 40s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
 
Central Montana-
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog and frost in the morning. Highs 60 to 70...55 to 65 in the mountains.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows 40 to 45.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 60 to 65.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 35 to 45. Highs 55 to 60.
 
Southwest Montana-
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Patchy fog and frost in the morning. Highs 65 to 70...55 to 65 in the mountains.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 45.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 65 to 75.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 30 to 45. Highs 55 to 60.
 
Northeast Montana-
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.
 
South Central and Southeast Montana-
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Patchy morning fog. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s to upper 40s.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the 70s to around 80.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 60s to around 70.