Snowfall continues this morning but will taper off by the afternoon.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is still in effect for some portions of north-central Montana, which will expire at noon. By the afternoon, the snow will calm down, but roads are still snowy and slick this morning.
This weekend’s heavy, wet snow will increase avalanche danger in the backcountry. An AVALANCHE WATCH is in effect for the Swan Range, Whitefish Range, Flathead Range, and Glacier National Park. An AVALANCHE WARNING has been issued for the Gallatin National Forest in southwest Montana. If you’re planning a backcountry trip for the long weekend, be sure to check the conditions for the area you’re headed. The chance of natural and human-triggered avalanches will increase as more snow falls this weekend.
Saturday and Sunday will bring warmer temperatures paired with more precipitation. As we head into next week, temperatures will drop again, so the rain/ snow mix should transition to snow overnight Sunday into Monday. Then Tuesday into Wednesday, there’s even more winter weather coming our way.
Have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Katie Alexander