A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for parts of western Montana for tonight into Friday.  Another round of snow here in October will not only hit the mountains, but the lower elevations will see some accumulation as well.  With colder temperatures, snow will more readily stick to road surfaces, especially mountain passes.  Snow will increase west of the Continental Divide tonight and spill east early tomorrow morning.  Areas of light to moderate snow will continue for most of the day in western and central Montana.  Lower elevations east of the Divide like Helena and Great Falls, could see a coating up to an inch or 2.  Some of the higher benches up on the Hi-Line could also see a couple inches accumulate.  Highs will be in the 30s to around 40, but 20s in the mountains.  The storm will clear out Friday night, allowing temperatures to drop into the 10s and 20s.  Saturday will be a blustery, chilly October day with highs in the 40s, 30s in the mountains.  Wind across north central Montana could gust higher than 40mph.  However, that wind will warm temperatures up into the 50s to near 60 with sunny skies on Sunday.  Indian Summer weather will continue most of next week with sunshine and 60s until about Thursday.  So bundle up for the near future snow and cold, but get ready for some beautiful fall weather soon!

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz