A Pacific low pressure system will bring scattered snow showers throughout southwestern, northern and western Montana today. Roads, especially at mountain pass level, can be expected to be impacted.
Snow accumulation will be generally light with the highest amounts expected along the Rocky Mountain Front. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Eastern Glacier, Northern and Southern Rocky Mountain Front through Saturday. Slick roadways with reduced visibilities are expected. Snowfall rates can reach one inch per hour this morning from Choteau to Cut Bank to Shelby.
Helena will start off the morning with snow then as temperatures rise this afternoon to above freezing, we'll see some rain mixing in with the snow.
As of 8 this Friday morning, 2 inches of snow has been reported in Augusta and as of 9:30 this morning around 3 inches of snow has been reported in Valier.
This system will diminish throughout the evening. Snow and clouds moving out for Saturday making way for a day full of mostly sunny skies.
Then the next chance of widespread accumulating snow will be Saturday night into Sunday along with cooler air. The STORMTracker weather team will continue to monitor this but at this time it does not look to be a major winter storm.
For radar updates today and throughout the weekend, check our KRTV weather app. Updated video forecasts can be found on the app as well. Check road conditions before heading out the door.