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BLIZZARD WARNING

Posted at 1:57 PM, Apr 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-28 15:57:47-04

A BLIZZARD WARNING continues for northcentral and northeast Montana into tonight.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for areas near Helena and Glasgow into Sunday night.

A powerful blizzard is producing a dangerous combination of snow and wind, reducing visibility to near zero over north central Montana.  Travel is extremely hazardous in this area, and several highways have been closed near Belt, Denton, Geyser, out to Lewistown.  Although roads remain open around Great Falls and Lewistown, severe driving conditions are occurring.  Travel is not recommended in this area.  Snow and wind will continue through this evening before gradually tapering off tonight.  Wind chill temperatures will also be brutally cold and could drop below zero.  Please be careful if you must drive or be outside.  Conditions will improve overnight into Monday morning as the storm moves out.  Scattered snow showers are likely Monday with more snow in central and southern Montana on Tuesday.  Temperatures will remain well below average for the next several days.  Highs will stay in the 20s and 30s, with lows in the 0s and 10s.  Drier and warmer weather will move back for Thursday and Friday.

Curtis Grevenitz

Chief Meteorologist