BOZEMAN – The next weather maker is another “Alberta Clipper” following the jet stream dropping to the SE overnight through Montana.
Area of greatest concern for snow and wind with travel impacts will be east of the divide roughly from Cut Bank to Billings eastward. Snow accumulations are likely at all levels that will produce snow covered and icy road surfaces Wednesday.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory across central and eastern Montana Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.
Snow and wind will produce wintry travel conditions with snow covered and icy roads and localized areas of blowing snow and reduced visibility.
SW Montana could see light snow showers from Helena to Townsend to Bozeman by early Wednesday morning along with gusty surface winds in wind prone areas near Three Forks, Whitehall, and Ennis. This front will pass through the entire state Wednesday and produce a short-lived cool snap on Wednesday, but our forecast models show the areas impacted by snow should be east of the divide.
A warming and drying trend will build back quickly on Thursday and by Saturday we could see temperatures jump into the 50s once again. Unfortunately, another cold front with snow and cold will arrive on Sunday.