A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for parts of western Montana into Wednesday morning.  More typical late November weather is returning to Big Sky Country with snow showers tonight.  Most of the accumulation will be in the mountains along and west of the Continental Divide, but there will be some snow in the valleys and plains as well.  Into Wednesday morning, spotty lower elevations could have some slick spots.  Mountain passes will be a little slippery with a few inches of accumulation.  This front will produce gusty winds up to around 35mph, which will blow snow around but also make it feel much colder.  Highs will be in the 30s and 40s, 20s in the mountains.  Wind chill values will likely be in the 10s and 20s for most of the state.  After a burst of snow in the morning, the sun will come out with scattered snow showers mainly over the mountains through the afternoon and evening.  Thursday will start out with a little sunshine, but clouds will increase through the day.  Highs will be in the 30s and 40s, with some wind across the plains.  Friday is December 1st and temperatures will be fairly mild in the 40s with partly cloudy skies.  While Saturday looks quiet and mostly cloudy, Sunday and Monday both could have some light snow with a few inches of accumulation.  But as of this time, harsh winter temperatures and snow are unlikely.

Drive safe in the snow!

Curtis Grevenitz