Periods of snow and wind return beginning Friday

Posted at 6:00 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 20:00:17-05

BOZEMAN – Every other day we seem to pick up a snow storm. That trend will continue through the weekend. The first of two storms will hit early Friday morning followed by a second pacific storm Saturday night into Sunday.

Areas of light snow did impact SW Montana Wednesday morning into the early afternoon hours with several reports of 2”-8” of snow mostly east of the divide over various mountain ranges and ski resorts.

Snow will be ending Wednesday evening and with partial clearing Thursday morning lows will be colder and could possibly drop below zero for cold prone valleys like West Yellowstone and Wisdom. Look for updated forecast temperatures for Thursday morning tonight at 10 pm on KBZK and KXLF.

Snow showers will be increasing again by Friday morning. Along the MT/ID state line and Continental Divide snow accumulations could be in the 3” – 6” range at higher elevations. Most lower valleys for SW Montana could see an inch or two by Friday evening.

Another impact with a strengthening WNW flow aloft with each passing cold front will come periods of gusty surface winds Thursday into Friday morning and again Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. This could produce areas of blowing snow with lower visibility.

At this time there are no winter weather highlights issued for our area in the short-term forecast. But watch for snow and wind to produce wintry travel concerns Thursday through Monday.