We've seen some off and on snow showers Monday, and we'll continue to see them for the next 24 hours. Most of us will see little accumulation from these quick showers, but some spots could pick up a few inches of snow.
Between one and three inches of accumulation is expected in most of our mountain ranges, and along the Rocky Mountain Front.
The first wave of heavier snow will develop along the Rocky Mountain Front by Tuesday night. Snow will then spread through most of the area Wednesday afternoon and through Thursday, before tapering off late Thursday night or early Friday.
The first wave of snow will bring snow totals greater than a foot to much of the Rocky Mountain Front. In general totals will be lighter the farther south and east you go, with around 4 to 8 inches expected in Great Falls, about 2 to 4 for Helena, and less than inch for most of the North Dakota border.
See the attached video for more details, and keep in mind the snow forecast may need to be adjusted as we get closer to Thanksgiving.
The potential for heavy snow, along with blowing and drifting snow, will reduce visibility and make roads slippery. Expect difficult travel, especially Wednesday and on Thanksgiving.
An additional wave of snow will move through the state Friday and Saturday. Confidence is lower in exactly what that will bring, but heavier snow in eastern Montana looks likely.
WINTER WEATHER RESOURCES:
- STORMTracker Weather page
- Live interactive radar
- STORMTracker on Facebook
- Montana webcams
- Road Conditions