MISSOULA — A weather disturbance has brought snow showers to parts of west-central and southwest Montana Wednesday morning. For this reason a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys along with the Lower Clark Fork Region and the Potomac/Seeley Lake Region through 11 am. Snow bands will be possible in these locations producing quick burst of heavy snow and reduced viability. 1"-to-4" of additional snow will be possible under these snow bands. Snow showers should diminish through the morning, however, a few may linger into the afternoon with little to no snow accumulation expected. Northwest Montana will stay mostly dry today with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the 30's.
A brief area of high pressure will set up Thursday. This will lead to an overall dry day with highs in the upper 30's to low 40's.
Our next system will bring snow back to the forecast Thursday night into Friday. The mountains with this system could pick up around 2"-to-6" while the valleys see an inch or two.
Scattered mountain snow along with valley rain/snow will continue into the weekend. Models are still indicating a system that could bring widespread snow to the forecast late Saturday into Sunday. With this being several days out details are still unclear, we will keep you updated as we move closer to the weekend.