The Blackfeet Tribe and Montanans east of the Rocky Mountain Front are just beginning to dig out of a record-breaking early-season snowstorm. It'll take a few days for the snow to melt and things to return to normal. By Saturday morning, 20 inches of snow had already fallen on the Blackfeet Nation.

Unseasonably cold and wet weather is set to pummel Montana this weekend. The cold snap’s widespread impacts could possibly affect power lines, livestock and backcountry travelers. The next several days will make it feel like we bypassed autumn altogether and went straight to winter.

Enjoying these hot, late-summer days? If so, soak it in while you can. Fall-like weather is fast approaching.

Jacob Futhey

A short storm Sunday night caused lasting damage for some people in Billings.

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport


Airports across the northern United States, including Montana's busiest airport in Bozeman, are getting ready for winter. 

Fire season is off to a slow start this year, but state officials say drought conditions in eastern Montana and rising temperatures across the state could change that.

Summer officially began at 12:24 a.m. ET Wednesday, but as the Southwestern United States bakes in a heat wave, the season may already feel like a long and sweltering slog there.

The mercury hit 119 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenix on Tuesday, 117 in Las Vegas and 121 degrees in Palm Springs, Calif.

Be prepared for strong gusts, tree damage, and possible hazardous driving conditions in western Montana Wednesday.