Blizzard conditions possible this weekend

Wet, heavy snow and wind to impact Western Montana
Posted at 5:07 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 20:58:05-04

MISSOULA — Showers move out from the northwest first before clearing down into West-Central Montana tonight.

A stray shower is still possible along the I-90 line tonight through tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow we wake up to cloudy skies and track a low pressure system dropping out of Canada.

This system will help wind pick up Friday night through Saturday.

This low will also bring temperatures crashing to 20-30 degrees below average through the weekend.

We will have snow in the mountains Friday night and Saturday while we continue to see rain in valleys.

Significant amounts of snow are possible along the Divide all weekend.

Wet, heavy snow coupled with wind will make driving over passes very difficult and will significantly reduce visibility at times.

Blizzard conditions are possible- especially in wind-prone areas like ridge tops and passes.

We urge you not to drive in these areas if you do not have to.

Sunday, we track snow levels dropping to altitudes that even the lowest valleys in our area sit.

Slushy conditions may melt Sunday afternoon, but temperatures drop into the 20s overnight so re-freezing on roadways will be a concern for Monday’s commute.

Please keep up to date with the latest watches and warnings in our area.

We will keep you up to date online and on-air through this entire winter storm.

Winter Storm Warnings and Watches and a High Wind Warnings will remain in effect for parts of our area through Sunday afternoon.