Posted: Jan 28, 2013 6:37 AM by Courtney Olish - StormTracker Weather Center
Updated: Jan 28, 2013 12:49 PM
MISSOULA - We'll see a wet start to the work week with valley locations seeing light snow flurries that will increase throughout the afternoon.
The daytime highs in the upper 20s and low 30s, with overnight lows in the teens. Valley locations could see up to 2" to 5" of fresh snow by Wednesday morning, the strongest expected for Tuesday.
Wind and blowing snow will also be a concern Tuesday morning and might affect travel especially through mountain passes.
The main area of impacted with this system will be central Idaho and the Bitterroot Mountains.
A Winter Storm Warning has been issued from 5 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Wednesday for the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains, the Bitterroot and Missoula valleys, the Lower Clark Fork Region, the Flathead and Mission valleys, the Kootenai and Cabinet Region and the West Glacier Region.
By Wednesday most energy with this system will have moved on, and we will see improving conditions. A chance of snow will remain in the forecast for the end of the week with drier conditions expected for this weekend.