A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for northwest and west-central Montana until tomorrow morning.
A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT has been issued for periods of snow in the mountains of the Rocky Mountain Front, central and southwest Montana.
A FLOOD ADVISORY will remain in effect until noon for the Jefferson River near Three Forks due to an ice jam.
A fast-moving system will move in off the Pacific and bring light to moderate snow to the Rocky Mountain Front, Central, and Southwest Montana mountains. Mountain passes such as; Lookout, Lolo, Marias, Raynolds, and Kings Hill Pass will be covered with snow. Strong southwest wind will create blowing snow that may reduce your visibility, so please take it slow.
New Year's Eve, a cold front will keep a few scattered snow showers lingering over the mountains, gusty southwest wind will keep the temperatures 5-10 degrees above average.
Friday, another ridge of high pressure will return to the area and that will keep us dry. Daytime highs will remain in the 30s and 40s.
The first weekend of the New Year will be windy and relatively warm. Saturday, another front will move in and bring another round of snow to the mountains west of the Divide.
Sunday will be extremely windy; strong wind will aid in a few locations daytime highs reaching the 50s.