Happy Thanksgiving! Here Comes Some Snow…

Posted at 5:52 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 20:44:14-05

Happy Thanksgiving!  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for most of western Montana for Friday night into mid-Saturday.  A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for the Bitterroot and Saphire Mountains Friday night into Saturday.  Before we get into that storm, a burst of snow is likely over the Continental Divide Thursday night into Friday morning.  1-2″ is possible over the higher terrain of western Montana by Friday morning, and mountain passes could be slick.  Friday will start out partly cloudy and windy, with gusts topping 20mph out of the west.  The wind will ease up by the afternoon, but clouds will increase.  Highs will be in the 30s and 40s.  Snow will increase through western Montana after dark.  Friday night into Saturday morning will be snowy, and this is when the worst travel conditions will be.  Northwest wind will likely blow some of the snow around, reducing visibility at times.  Even though most of northern Montana is not under the WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, there will be some areas of snow and a possibility of a light accumulation up to around an inch.  By Saturday afternoon, the snow will break up as the storm moves out.  Highs Saturday will be in the 20s to low 30s, but 10s in the higher mountain areas.  Sunday will be partly cloudy and drier, thus travel conditions will be better.  After Saturday’s snow, roads still could be slick in some areas.  Also, a few isolated mountain snow showers are possible that could coat the road surface on mountain passes.  However, conditions will have improved and will remain good through Monday.  Tuesday and Wednesday could have a mix of rain, snow and freezing rain in some areas.  Stay tuned…

Have a great rest of your holiday.

Curtis Grevenitz