Weather Alert Day: Dangerous wind chill, additional snow

    Scattered snow and ice this morning Photo: NBC Montana

    WEATHER ALERT DAY has been issued for Wednesday due to dangerous wind chills area wide and accumulating snow across southwest Montana.

    Weather Alert Day

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until 11AM Wednesday, from the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys east to the Butte and Bozeman areas. Additional snow accumulations of a trace to 2 inches in the valleys and 2 to 4 inches in the mountains.

    WIND CHILL ADVISORY until 10 am Wednesday for the Flathead and Mission Valleys. Wind chills between 10 and 20 below zero are expected for the Flathead Valley, the Mission Valley, Bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Bigfork to Swan Lake, Marias Pass and Polebridge.

    Winter Weather Advisories and Wind Chill Advisories

    Areas of light snow today across western Montana. Daytime highs will remain in the teens and low 20s. Snow should diminish this afternoon. However, stay alert to changing travel conditions. As always, check ROAD CONDITIONS and PASS CAMERAS before traveling.

    Dry skies, but remaining cold on Thursday. This time of year, temperatures should be in the mid 30s. However, out daytime highs will be in the teens with lows in the single digits below zero.

    Our next weather maker will bring another round of snow Friday. A Weather Alert Day will be in place Friday for accumulating snow. Snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches will be possible Friday night and early Saturday.

    Gusty wind and arctic air will be common this weekend. Many areas will struggle to make it out of the single digits this weekend.

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