Slick roads and widespread freezing fog in store for tomorrow morning's drive

Snow and wintry mix move out by tomorrow afternoon
Posted at 4:11 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 18:41:00-05

MISSOULA — As snow and wintry mix continue to fall across Western Montana, road conditions are deteriorating and will be slick through the evening and early morning hours tomorrow.

Most ice- and snow-covered roads are being reported through the Flathead Lake area to Swan Lake, Kalispell north to Whitefish and west to the Idaho line, and I-90 west of Missoula to Lookout Pass.

These areas across the Flathead and Mission Valley, and northern half of Western Montana will remain under a Winter Weather Advisory until 9 PM tonight.

Missoula and the Bitterroot Valley are also under that Winter Weather Advisory until 9 PM.

Freezing rain is now falling in lower elevations across the Bitterroot Valley and Misosula Valley where little to no accumulation is expected, but roads could become slick overnight as roads freeze over.

Snow, wintry mix, and rain will start to end around 9 PM this evening.

Skies slowly clear tomorrow morning, and we are expected a dry and partly sunny day across Western Montana.

Temperatures rebound to the mid to upper 40s on Thursday.

We are tracking another system moving in Friday.

Temperatures look to warm for snow to accumulate in lower elevations Friday night to Saturday morning.

Isolated chances of rain remain in the forecast Saturday and Sunday.

Our next system with possible impacts to lower elevations arrives at the beginning of next week.