Light snowfall will continue this afternoon and evening across western Montana. A break in the precipitation will occur late tonight and into early Sunday before another surge of moisture makes its way into the area for Sunday morning.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is still in effect this afternoon for areas just west of Missoula and Kalispell west to the Idaho border until 5PM. This includes Thompson Falls, Superior, Plains, Libby and Eureka. Additional of 1-3" with locally higher amounts in the mountains can be expected.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY continues until midnight tonight for the mountains of southwest Montana, including Monida, Raynolds, Targhee and Chief Joseph Passes along with West Yellowstone. Additional snowfall of 1-3 inches are expected.
Areas not included in the advisory, including the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys may pick up light snowfall, between a trace and 2 inches. Tonight, temperatures will drop into the upper teens and lower 20s in the four major western Montana valleys. Southwest Montana will be in the single digits and lower teens.
A slightly stronger storm system will move in for tomorrow. Down sloping winds will limit precipitation in the valleys at first, but stronger snow bands in the afternoon may allow for light snowfall of 1-3" in the valleys. Mountain locations, especially along the MT/ID border may pick up to 8 inches.
Temperatures will moderate and become more tolerable this weekend, but remain much below normal for late February. Lows in the single digits in Butte to the 10s and 20s in Missoula, Bozeman and Kalispell. Highs in the mid to upper 20s in Butte and Bozeman to the lower 30s in Missoula and Kalispell.
More snow is expected for early next week.
Today's Record Temperatures