A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for much of central and southern Montana through tonight and Wednesday. Snow has increased through Tuesday afternoon and evening as low pressure moved toward the state. This trend will continue through the night as this combination of a low pressure and cold front move through the area. Wednesday will be wintry with snow and below average temperatures. The snow will be heaviest in the morning hours and gradually taper off through the afternoon and evening. Several inches will accumulate in the lower elevations with more than a foot in some of the mountainous areas. Roads will be slippery for much of the state with temperatures staying in the 10s and 20s for highs on Wednesday afternoon. The storm will move out with snow and clouds clearing by Thursday morning, however very cold air will settle throughout the state. Thursday morning temperatures will be in the 0s and 10s for most of the state. Canadian high pressure will make for a cold but sunny Thursday throughout the state. Do not expect much melting though as highs stay in the 20s and 30s. Eastern Montana will have a blustery day with wind gusting up to 30mph. Friday will be another sunny and chilly day with highs in the 30s and 40s. Snow will slowly be melting. This coming weekend will be dry and mostly sunny but still cool. Highs on both days will be in the 40s and 50s, 30s in the mountains. Besides a few rain and snow showers on Monday, the forecast will be fairly quiet with pleasant October weather from this weekend and through most of next week.