Dec 15, 2012 7:20 PM by Russ Thomas - StormTracker Weather Center
MISSOULA - Expect a cloudy sky throughout the overnight hours and into Sunday. Much of Western Montana will see very light snow fall tonight and tomorrow.
Little to no accumulation is expected. Overnight lows will drop into the lower to middle 20s. Sunday afternoon highs will reach the lower to middle 30s.
A strong surge of moisture ahead of and along a cold front will push into the area Sunday night and Monday. This will bring widespread precipitation to the entire region.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for higher elevations including mountain passes from 11 p.m. Sunday night until 5 p.m. on Monday. During this time, we are expecting to see anywhere from 4 to 10 inches of snow depending on location and westerly winds at 15 mph to 35 mph, making traveling very difficult in these areas.
For the lower elevations, expect a mix of snow and rain with the potential for very slippery roads and sidewalks. Due to warmer temperatures on Monday, and the rainfall potential, very little accumulation is expected in valley locations. Expect lows in the middle to upper 20s with highs ranging from the middle 30s to lower 40s.
Tuesday through Friday look to be colder with a partly to mostly cloudy sky.