A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for central Montana into Saturday night. A series of cold fronts will move through Montana this weekend producing snow, cloudy skies and cold temperatures. Elevation will play a significant role in snow accumulation both Saturday and Sunday. The flow is coming out of the north, so upslope areas facing north will see more snow. Some areas in the north central plains could see up to 3″ over the lower elevations. Other areas off the Rocky Mountain Front, northeast Montana, and the valleys of western Montana including Helena will likely only see a coating up to 2″. The mountains will receive the brunt of the accumulation. The mountains near the Continental Divide, southern, southwest and northwest Montana will generally see 4-8″ with up to 10″. The snowiest part of the state will be the central mountains, where 6-12″ will accumulate. Some areas in the Little Belts, especially near King’s Hill Pass could have up to 15″. Clouds and snow will clear out Sunday night allowing temperatures to tumble into the 0s and -0s Monday morning. Monday will be sunny and cold, with highs in the 20s and 30s. Temperatures will warm up next week back into the 40s and 50s with periods of stronger wind. The next storm and round of snow could arrive next weekend.
Have a great weekend.