A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through early Tuesday morning western and southwestern Montana. Valley snow is expected to be between 2”-5” with mountains and passes picking up 4”-8”. Winds are expected to gust between 20-40 mph as an arctic cold front pushes through the region through the afternoon and evening. Highs will fall from the middle 20s down to near zero or sub-zero by early Tuesday morning.
BOZEMAN: High: 26; Low: -3. Chilly for the morning before a cold front rips through the region for the middle afternoon. Snow showers are expected leaving 1”-2” by 3 PM and 2”-4” of total accumulation by early Tuesday.
BUTTE: High: 25; Low: -5. Light snow showers for the mid-morning with heavier snow for the noon hour. Expect 1”-3” of snow by the early afternoon with wind gusting between 20-30 mph.
DILLON: High: 29; Low: -2. Light to moderate snow showers for the region with 1”-2”. Gusty wind will make wind chill values drop to the single digits for the afternoon.
WEST YELLOWSTONE: High: 22; Low: -8. Cold and snowy conditions for most of the afternoon. Snow showers are expected for the afternoon and evening with 1”-2” for West Yellowstone. Big Sky may see between 3”-6” by tonight.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR DRIVING:
The arctic cold front will bring temperatures from the middle 20s to below zero for most of the area by early Tuesday morning. Gusty wind between 20-40 mph will leave raw conditions as our afternoon temperatures fall. Driving conditions will be dicey with heavy snow through the afternoon and visibility will be low with blowing snow on roadways. Use caution on area passes with the 4”-8” of new snow is expected at pass level. The most dangerous time to drive will be Monday afternoon and evening.