Icy, snowy, and cold for our holiday travel forecast

Roads expected to refreeze tomorrow morning
Posted at 1:29 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 15:58:55-05

MISSOULA — Isolated snow showers start pushing south this evening.

Roads in west-central and southwest Montana will be snow-covered and icy tonight.

Even roadways that were wet this afternoon from melted snow could see some slick spots tomorrow morning from re-freezing overnight.

The lows tonight drop to the teens and 20s.

Tomorrow afternoon highs will be in the low 30s, and some of Western Montana may not see temperatures above freezing at all on Tuesday.

A few isolated snow showers are possible tomorrow, but another round of widespread snow showers are likely for Wednesday.

Accumulation will likely be minimal in lower elevations again, but we are more concerned for slick roadways for those traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We are also watching very cold air move into Montana this week -- right in time for the holiday.

Wednesday highs will be in the upper 20s and low 30s, but Thursday we only top out in the teens.

Thursday through Sunday we can expect a much colder than average trend to set in.

Highs through the holiday week and weekend will hold out in the teens and low 20s as lows plummet to low single digits.

The highs return to the low to mid 30s by Monday.

So not only will your holiday travel forecast be a very cold one, any snow or ice that does accumulate on roadways these next few days will likely refreeze overnight or not go anywhere at all.

Expect to take it slow as you drive through valleys and especially driving over passes!