WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY  through the afternoon for most of northwest Montana, including the Flathead and Mission Valleys along with Lincoln County.  This advisory includes Kalispell.  Snowfall of 1 to 4 inches in the valleys along with patchy freezing drizzle.  5 to 10 inches in the mountains.

WIND ADVISORY today for the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys east to the Butte, Anaconda and Deer Lodge areas.  West southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. 

HIGH WIND WARNING today through Thursday for the Lincoln, Helena and White Sulphur Springs areas along with Rogers and MacDonald Passes.  West winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts as high as 70 mph.

WINTER STORM WARNING  today through Thursday for Lookout, Lolo, Lost Trail, Monida,Targhee and Marias Passes along with Yellowstone Park.  Snowfall of 8 to 16 inches with as much as two feet in the highest elevations.