Sloppy Snowstorm Heading to Big Sky

Posted at 5:21 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 20:42:31-05

A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for west central and southwest Montana into Friday.

Remember snow? A series of storms will hit Montana as winter is making a comeback and will really dig in for the next several weeks. Snow will pile up in the mountains and the lower elevations will see several snow events that could be considered a "plowable" amount of snow. Snow will mainly fall in the mountains on Wednesday with a few inches accumulating there. Those planning on traveling over the mountain passes will run into snow. Temperatures in the mountains will be in the 20s and 30s, but 30s and 40s in the lower elevations. Later in the afternoon and evening, some light snow showers possibly mixed with rain will move east of the Continental Divide. A large area of moisture will move into the western part of the state on Thursday. In the valleys and lower elevations there may be a mix of rain and snow at times, but snow will be heavy and wet in the higher elevations. Travel will be difficult through much of western and central Montana through the afternoon and evening. Snow will continue for much of central and western Montana through Thursday night into Friday morning. Snow will taper off through the morning hours on Friday. Friday afternoon into Saturday morning will be a small break in the activity as more snow and wind will sweep across the state on Saturday. Snow will accumulate a couple inches in the lower elevations, but strong wind has the likelihood of blowing that snow around reducing visibility, making travel difficult. Sunday will have some sunshine but more snow will move in Sunday night into Monday. Next week looks active as well snow and wind with falling temperatures. Subzero numbers are possible leading up to Valentine's Day.
Have a good day.
Curtis Grevenitz