A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for most of central and northern Montana through Sunday morning.
A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for portions of Beaverhead, Madison & Gallatin counties, especially at mountain pass level for tomorrow into Sunday.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Broadwater and Jefferson Counties from noon today until tomorrow afternoon.
The high temperatures for today will start relatively mild in portions of the state, but along the Hi-Line, the high temperatures will be in the 20's. The system will first hit off the Rocky Mountain Front early in the morning; Great Falls should have snow by late morning, Helena, and Lewistown by afternoon or evening. Helena could see anywhere between 3-8'' and Great Falls 8-14" by Saturday. Colder temperatures will invade the state and will stick around through the weekend. The region will have breezy conditions at times, and with the falling snow, it can cause blowing and drifting snow that can reduce visibility tomorrow night into Saturday. Travel will be especially difficult along the Hi-Line and the Rocky Mountain Front. Saturday's weather will be similar to Friday's; colder temperatures, gusty winds, and snow. Saturday's temperatures will be colder, especially in portions of central Montana. The storm will taper off late Saturday, but driving/walking can still be difficult with icy streets/roads. The combination of wind and cold could create wind chill values as low as -40. High pressure will put an end to the snow later on Sunday with skies clearing out and the storm moving out. The weather will quiet down and start warming up early next week. Another front could come through later on St. Patrick's Day into Wednesday.
Enjoy your day and enjoy the ❄️