Good Monday everyone,
A prolonged snow event with periods of moderate to heavy snow is expected to impact portions of Idaho along with areas in western Montana through the middle of this week.
Monday: A winter weather advisory is in place for areas across western Montana through 11 am this morning. Light snow of 1/2″-to-3″ will be possible for all areas. Expect highs today to top out in the upper teens to middle ’20s.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued starting Monday night and lasting through Wednesday evening for northwest Montana and north-central Idaho. Below is a look at the areas included in the Winter Storm Watch.
Kootenai/Cabinet Region: 10-15″ This includes Highway 2 Kalispell to Libby, Highway 37 Eureka to Libby and Highway 93 Eureka to Whitefish.
West Glacier Region: 12-15″ This includes Bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan Lake, Marias Pass and Polebridge.
Flathead/Mission Valleys: 5-10″
Lower Clark Fork Region: 10-15″ This includes Evaro Hill, Highway 200 Thompson Falls to Plains, Highway 200 Trout Creek to heron and I-90 Lookout Pass to Haugan.
Potomac/Seeley Lake Region: 8-12″ This includes Highway 200 Bonner to Greenough, Highway 83 Seeley Lake to Condon and I-90 East Missoula to Bearmouth
West-central and southwest Montana will see snow during this same time period, however, snowfall amounts are expected to be much less. For this reason, these areas have been left out of the winter storm watch at this time.
Active weather looks to stick around for the rest of the week and moving into next weekend as snow remains in the forecast.
Temperatures will warm up approaching seasonal averages Tuesday and Wednesday with highs topping out in the low to mid 30’s. Temperatures will then cool off, falling back into the 20’s for the end of the week and the weekend.