October Snowstorm Could Drop More Than 12″ in the Mountains

Posted at 6:39 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 23:32:30-04

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY continues for areas near the Continental Divide into Wednesday morning.  Snow will continue to fly in the mountains, valleys, and adjacent plains along the Rocky Mountain Front.  Elevation will play a significant role in accumulation.  Lower elevations will see a coating up to an inch or so, but gaining a couple hundred feet all the way up to 5000′ and there will be as much as 6″.  Above 5000′, some snowfall along the Divide could top 12″.  Mountain passes will be slippery as travelers should expect full on winter driving conditions.  Wednesday morning temperatures will be in the 20s to around 30.  Wednesday will have more light snow falling along and near the Continental Divide and some of the central mountain ranges.  Most of the Hi-line and eastern Montana will be dry, but cool and breezy.  Scattered snow showers will continue into Thursday morning before clearing through the day.  Warmer weather returns on Friday with highs rising into the 50s and mostly sunny skies.  Another cold front will come down through the state late Friday night and Saturday with another round of snow.  Several inches could accumulate in the mountains and a light accumulation is likely in the lower elevations.  Saturday will be a chilly day with highs only in the 30s to around 40, but 20s in the mountains.  Saturday night lows will dip into the 10s and 20s!  Cold.  Sunday will be a warmer, sunnier day for most of the state.  Temperatures will moderate next week with highs rising into the 50s and 60s.  Fall in Montana…

Curtis Grevenitz