To start off our Tuesday morning, snow showers continue in the Northern Rocky Mountains and extending east into Central Montana. The roads for the morning commute will still be snow covered and slick. Take it slow to reach your final destination, especially if a snow shower is also moving through. Snow will taper off completely by late morning-afternoon.
Wind chill advisories are in effect this morning along the Hi-Line. Wind chill values will be double digit below zero throughout the morning. With gusty winds blowing and drifting the fresh snow, visibilities will be significantly reduced, especially along US Highway 2. Use caution in these areas.
A brief warm up is in store for central Montana on Wednesday as Great Falls and Helena will reach the 40s. Emphasis on the brief, because temperatures will cool down once again for Thursday.
Another widespread snow event similar to the one we just experienced will make its way into Montana for Wednesday night through Friday morning. Mixed precipitation is possible Wednesday night into Thursday while there is still some warm air in place. Arctic air will move in Thursday morning making way for all snow.
At least a half a foot looks likely for Great Falls and Helena at this time. This widespread snow event will be updated and monitored closely as we get closer to the event. The STORMTracker weather team will inform you on amounts and timing. Stay tuned to KXLH, the website and the app for your latest updates.