Potential for heavy snow

Posted at 3:40 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 17:40:46-05

Snow is back in the forecast.

Light scattered snow is expected on Saturday, with little accumulation.

Saturday will be a bit breezy, and highs will be as highs as 20 degrees.

An arctic cold front will be dropping through the state on Saturday, and temperatures will plunge below zero by Saturday night.

Frigid temperatures are expected Sunday, and as pacific moisture streams over the front, a band of heavy snow will set up.

Snow will continue through at least Tuesday.

Given the long duration of the snow event, there is a high potential for widespread snow totals over 6 inches, or even more, by Tuesday, especially in Central and Southern Montana.

Models suggest some places could even receive as much as a foot of snow, with even more in the mountains.

Stay tuned for updates as the winter storm develops.