BOZEMAN – The next 2 to 3 days will continue to bring off-and-on rounds of snow and wind to SW Montana along with challenging to difficult travel conditions.
Each passing wave of moisture can bring several inches of snow and by the end of the weekend most valleys could see around 2”-4” and a few of you as much as 4”-6” of additional snow. Mountains and passes will also see several rounds of snow and wind and at times low visibility.
A weak of moisture moved into SW Montana Thursday morning and another weak wave will arrive by Friday morning. A much stronger surge of snow and wind will impact the region by Friday evening into Saturday morning east of the divide. Greatest travel impacts will be east of Butte Friday night into Saturday. Bozeman to Billings look for heavy snow banding, gusty winds, and dangerous travel Saturday.
Billings could see 6”-10” of snow Friday into Saturday along with gusty winds. In fact, Billings to Miles City could be hit especially hard with severe travel impacts Friday through Sunday.
WINTER WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS
The National Weather Service will expire some of the winter weather advisories by Thursday evening but issue NEW winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings beginning 6 am Friday morning. The result is more of the same despite the stop and start times of the winter weather highlights.
SW Montana will get hit with a glancing blow but the knock out punch of snow and wind will be across eastern Montana Friday into Saturday. Severe driving conditions are possible for I-90 and I-94 and if the storm is too much for road crews to handle, road closures are possible.