Weather Forecast: Winter storm expected to cause widespread impacts

Winter Storm Impacts
Posted at 3:06 AM, Dec 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-05 10:25:10-05

With snowfall overnight, widespread travel impacts are expected to cause delays this morning.

MISSOULA - A Winter Storm Warning was issued for the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys Sunday, which does not expire until later Monday afternoon.

Total snow accumulations of 5" to 7" were forecasted, but reports will come in at different times today.

A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for most areas in western Montana.

Cold temperatures are likely to keep snow from melting, making roads and sidewalks very slippery.

Plus, winds throughout the week will blow snow around causing low visibility.

This week, plan to take it slower on the roads and for any travel between Monday and Tuesday.

The snow will die down slightly in the afternoon and retreat into mountainous areas but then return overnight into Tuesday.