Snow, rain expected as advisories, warnings issued


A strong and moist Pacific flow will keep a good chance of snow and rain in the forecast the rest of this week.

WINTER STORM WARNING for Lolo, Lookout and Lost Trail Passes where 6 to 14 inches of snow are possible and for the Thompson Falls, Superior and St. Regis areas where 3 to 7 inches are possible.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for northwest Montana, including the Kalispell area and all the passes around Butte and Bozeman in southwest Montana. Snowfall of 2 to 4 inches in the valleys and 3 to 6 inches at the passes.

Snow will develop Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday. Outside of the advisory and warning areas accumulations are also likely with 1 to 2 inches in Missoula and Butte.

As warmer air moves into the region, the snow will change to rain in the Missoula, Butte and Bozeman areas. Periodic snow and rain Thursday and Friday with highs warming to the 40s.

A break from the precipitation Saturday. That will not last long as more rain and snow will be possible Sunday.