Snow returns this afternoon

Posted at 5:59 AM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 07:59:48-05

Dense areas of freezing fog are affecting our morning commute by reducing visibility through Central Montana.

Snow starts tracking into the state from the south and west this morning.

Scattered snow showers are forecasted for all of Western and North Central Montana by this afternoon.

A well-formed band of snow showers develops this afternoon across Central Montana.

Snow moves through today
Snow moves through today

This area is expected to get the higher accumulation amounts with 2-4 inches expected through Friday.

By this evening, snow becomes more isolated with possible snow showers lingering through tomorrow morning.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect today through Friday in the areas highlighted in light blue below.

Winter Weather Advisory Timing
Winter Weather Advisory Timing

Accumulation amounts through lower elevations will be relatively low through Friday afternoon, but snow and rain chances are back by Sunday.

We track a wetter week ahead.

Accumulation through Friday
Accumulation through Friday

More information from the National Weather Service issued Winter Weather Advisories.

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