Oct 23, 2012 10:43 AM by Chrissy Kohler - StormTracker Weather Center
MISSOULA - We saw snow over the last 24 hours all across Western Montana and it's not the last of it. We'll have another round of showers this afternoon which could bring a few more inches to the upper elevations and a rain-snow mix to the valleys.
Winter storm warnings have been cancelled however a winter weather advisory is now in place for all of Western Montana until noon today. Snow fall overnight combined with occasional showers this morning will create slick roadways all across the region. Drive carefully under these conditions.
A dense fog advisory is in effect for the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys until noon today. Dense fog will last through much of the morning creating visibilities of ¼ mile or less at times. Also, moisture will potentially freeze to roadways creating slick spots, especially over bridges.
The morning will feature a few stray shower, but mostly gray, foggy conditions. This afternoon, however, a wave of energy will ripple through the Northern Rockies firing up a round of showers. We'll see a rain-snow mix in the valleys with snow in the mountains. I don't expect accumulation in the lower elevations but the mountains could get a couple more inches.
Snow showers will linger across Northwest Montana tonight and taper off toward sunrise on Wednesday. The southwest will see decreasing clouds overnight heading for partly cloudy skies all across the region for Wednesday.
We're looking at another round of snow moving in for Thursday across the Northern Rockies under a continued unsettle pattern. The impact of this system will have to be monitor over the next couple of days. The slight chance for showers linger in the forecast into the weekend.
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