MISSOULA — Road conditions continue to deteriorate Friday afternoon and evening.
Black Friday sales didn’t keep drivers off the roadways this afternoon, but snow and ice sure did slow down those who were traveling in and out of Western Montana.
Snow has been falling across West-Central and Southwest Montana since the early hours of Friday, but now snow is reaching into the Flathead Valley and Mission Valley.
Roads across most of these areas are listed as snow-covered or snowy and icy.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for these areas through late tonight and early Saturday morning.
Snow starts moving out tonight, but roads will remain listed as slick since temperatures drop well below freezing again.
Tomorrows highs stay below the freezing mark, too.
Mostly cloudy conditions fill in across Western Montana’s skies on Saturday, so cold air and the lack of sunshine will not help melt off the snow and ice for the beginning of our weekend.
Snow will still be falling across Central and Eastern Montana Saturday though, so travel plans will still be slick across the entire state.
Sunday is our best chance of drier roads for our travel back home.
While highs on Sunday only top out in the upper 20s and low 30s, we can expect a lot more sunshine and a lot less snow across the state.
This means sunshine will help warm up those roadways and passes, and we will see melting of snow and ice especially in the afternoon hours.
Monday’s highs finally break above freezing!
We do track our next chances of rain and snow back in the forecast on Monday afternoon as our next system arrives.
For a list of current road conditions please see the following links below: