Posted: Nov 7, 2012 12:07 PM by Meteorologist Adam Bell
Updated: Nov 7, 2012 12:46 PM
The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a winter storm warning for snow. The warning is in effect from 2 a.m. Thursday through 5 p.m. Friday.
Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected to begin during the day on Thursday, with the accumulations ranging from 4 to 7 inches in the valleys with 6 to 10 inches over mountain passes, including MacDonald Pass and Homestake Pass.
Travelers are advised to expect winter-like conditions on local roads. On top of the snow, strong northeasterly winds, 10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts to 30 mph. This will lead to blowing and drifting snow.
Behind the storm, cold temperatures will move into the area, with sub-zero temperatures excpected over the weekend. Stay tuned to KXLF, Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard will continue to follow this storm and keep you updated on what you need to know about this latest winter storm.