Light snow will blow!

Posted at 5:58 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 11:57:28-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect until 11 am for the Northern Rocky Mountain Front.
A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front.
A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for Eastern Teton, Meagher, Judith Basin, Eastern Pondera, Toole, Cascade, Chouteau, Central, and Southern Lewis and Clark and Fergus Counties.

Light snow will continue to fall along the Rocky Mountain Front through the morning hours. If traveling across Marias, MacDonald, Bozeman, and Raynolds pass, you should expect slick conditions. Areas of blowing snow over the plains will reduce visibility at times. Scattered snow showers will fall in the higher elevations of southwest Montana. Today's highs will stay above average for this time of the year, and mostly cloudy skies will take us throughout the day.

Tomorrow will be mostly dry. The sun will peek out at times, and the highs trend in the 30s and 40s. Tomorrow night is when things start to get messy. A system will move in off the Pacific and bring another round of mountain snow for the Mountains in western Montana. The wind will begin to pick up tomorrow night into Saturday.

Saturday, high pressure will build in and will offer up mild temperatures. Strong southwest wind will gusts up to 70 mph at times. Driving can be difficult for high profile vehicles, and tree and power line damages are not out of the question. Saturday night into Sunday another system will offer up heavy snow for the mountains in western Montana.

Sunday, southwesterly winds will feed the high temperatures into the 40s and 50s.

Looking ahead into next weekend, widespread snow will begin late Monday and will continue through Tuesday. As of now, the models suggest the lower elevations in north-central Montana could get 3" or more of snow.

Have a great day.
A.R. 😊