Posted: Nov 23, 2012 8:44 AM by Meteorologist Matt Elwell
Updated: Nov 23, 2012 9:23 AM
With Thanksgiving in the books, travelers will be gearing up to head back home. Some will be dealing with snow and slick conditions across the Treasure State for the return leg of their trip. A cold-core system will push across Montana on Saturday bringing with it rain and snow showers that are expected to last through the early part of next week.
Most valleys will likely pick up between a trace to 4 inches by Sunday night, with 4 to 8 inches possible in several of the passes, which include Lookout, Lolo, Lost Trail, and Marias Pass. With cold air driving our temperatures down through your Saturday, you could see some icing of roadways during the late afternoon and evening.
The 72 hour snowfall map paints the highest snowfall in extreme Western Montana and Northern Idaho with the bulk of the snow, although Southwest Montana will pick up some moderate snowfall. Sunday looks to be the day where we see the more significant snowfall. Light snow can be expected through the early week while the cold air lingers through Tuesday. Warmer conditions look to take over again late next week.
Stay safe and stay tuned to KBZK and KXLF for the very latest STORMTracker weather forecast.