A BLIZZARD WARNING is in effect for the East Glacier and Browning area tonight to Friday morning.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for much of western and central Montana into Saturday morning.  Another storm will move in Friday with snow and wind.  Wind will increase Thursday night off the Rocky Mountain Front with blizzard conditions because of blowing snow that will reduce visibility.  Snow falling from the sky will increase through the state Friday afternoon.  Generally 1-4″ will fall in the lower elevations, with up to 10″ in the mountains.  Wind will be fairly strong for a lot of western and central Montana Friday, which will reduce visibility at times.  Saturday, a stronger storm with widespread heavy snow will move through the state.  Wind will accompany this storm as well.  Travel will be very difficult throughout the day throughout the state.  Highs will be in the 20s and 30s, but fall back into the 0s and 10s as another arctic front moves down from Canada.  Sunday will be very cold and snowy with continued difficult travel.  Monday is Presidents Day, and the storm will slowly move out.  Light snow in the morning will taper off and sunshine will increase through the afternoon.  Don’t expect that sun to warm temperatures up at all, highs will be in the -0s to the 0s.  Please be careful outside in these harsh elements.

Curtis Grevenitz