Roads stay slick with rounds of snow and rain in store for Western Montana this week

Temperatures warm in the afternoon, refreezing occurring at night
Posted at 3:02 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 17:02:38-05

MISSOULA — This weekend’s system marks the first of many to come this week.

Widespread rounds of snow are expected in Western Montana through the extended forecast.

To start out our week, expect mostly cloudy skies between rounds of light snow showers.

Our biggest concern these next few days will be slick roadways.

Roads are already slick from accumulating snow Sunday night, and with additional light snow, expect more accumulation of packed snow and ice on roads.

Temperatures rise above freezing tomorrow through Friday which will help melt snow on darker surfaces like highways and interstates during the day, but refreezing will create icy roads during overnight hours.

Just because you drove home on wet roadways and didn’t see any snow overnight, doesn’t mean roads will be wet/clear the next morning.

You may want to add some extra time to morning and evening commutes these next few days!

Isolated to widespread snow will continue through the weekend.

Accumulation will be minimal, but the impacts remain on roadways becoming slick under pockets of new snow and refreezing from daytime slush.