Next weather maker to arrive Tuesday night
Snow flurries will be possible overnight Monday across most of the region. Little accumulation is expected, but Bozeman could see anywhere from 1-3 inches.
WINTER STORM WATCH goes in effect Tuesday for the Clearwater Mountains, Kootenai/Cabinet Region, West Glacier Region, Lower Clark Fork Region and Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains. Snow accumulations of up to 6 inches will be possible in the valleys with up to a foot in the higher elevations. Travel could be difficult due to snow and wind. Wind gusts of 35 mph will create areas of blowing snow that could significantly reduce visibility.
HIGH WIND WATCH goes in effect for Tuesday the Rocky Mountain Front. SW winds of 35 to 45 mph and gusts of 60 will develop late Tuesday. Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles and light weight trailers.
Tuesday night and Wednesday will bring the greatest chances for moderate to heavy snowfall, mostly along mountain passes and valleys near the Idaho boarder. Areas above 4,000 feet could see up to a foot of accumulation.
Highs this week will range from the low to mid 30s with lows in the teens and 20s.