Temperatures are a much different story this Saturday than they were just one week ago.
High temperatures last Saturday were mostly below zero.
This week temperatures are in the teens, 20s and 30s.
Snow is affecting areas in southwest Montana, along the Rocky Mountain Front and the Little Belt Mountains, but will taper of this evening.
A high pressure ridge builds into the region but there is also shortwave troughs breaking it up.
One of these troughs will allow downsloping winds to increase Sunday night through Tuesday, especially along the Rocky Mountain Front.
The strongest winds will be on Monday afternoon and will cause areas of blowing snow at times, making for difficult to near impossible travel at times.
Conditions remain dry otherwise through Tuesday.
Next batch of falling snow will move in Wednesday. In the lower elevations accumulation look to be generally light between 1-3 inches. We will continue to monitor this situation as we get closer.
Temperatures still remain below normal for this time of year but will remain generally in the 20s and 30s.