Weather Alert Days: Significant snow possible this week


    Eagle waiting out the storm Photo: Bob and Sharon Hinshaw

    FLOOD WATCH for the Jefferson River near Twin Bridges. An ice jam has developed north of Silver Star.The water is backing up as far south as Hells Canyon Road. Minor flood stage is 10 feet in this area.

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for until 11 AM for the Flathead, Mission, Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys, the Lower Clark Fork Region, Kootenai/Cabinet Region, Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains, Clearwater Mountains and the Potomac/Seeley Lake Region. New snow accumulations of up to an inch possible early Monday.

    WINTER STORM WATCH in effect from Monday afternoon through Wednesday for the Flathead, Mission, Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys, the Lower Clark Fork Region, Kootenai/Cabinet Region, Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains, Clearwater Mountains and the Potomac/Seeley Lake Region. Snow accumulations of 8 to 18 inches (three day storm total).

    A string of Weather Alert Days have been issued across NBC Montana. Periods of light to moderate snow area expected through Thursday morning. Snowfall will be heaviest west of the divide, especially along and north of I-90. Snow and blowing snow will create travel difficulties, be sure to check the ROAD CONDITIONS from the Montana Department of Transportation.

    Temperatures will remain well below normal, but it will be warmer. Daytime highs this week will be in the 20s and low 30s.

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