Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 9:54 am MDT on October 1, 2014, expires at: 12:00 PM MDT on October 02, 2014
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory in effect from midnight tonight to noon MDT Thursday above 5000 feet for...Marias Pass... The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow above 5000 feet... which is in effect from midnight tonight to noon MDT Thursday.
  • Impacts/timing: a fast moving system will bring snow and colder temperatures beginning after midnight tonight and lasting until noon Thursday. The combination of gusty east winds and snow will create poor visibility and snow covered roads which will produce hazardous driving conditions.
  • Snow accumulations: 2 to 4 inches of accumulation above 5000 feet...up to 6 inches for elevations above 6500 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow...sleet...or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

Improving conditions today as a storm system finally exits the region. Other than a few lingering showers, it will turn out to be a pleasant Autumn like day. Partly to mostly cloudy skies with highs in the 50s.  Afternoon winds will turn breezy. Wind gust as high as 20 mph are in the forecast.

Clearing skies tonight will set the stage for a very cold night. By sunrise Thursday morning,  lows will in the 20s in Butte, with the low to mid 30s elsewhere. Temperatures Thursday will quickly warm into the 60s.

Most areas will experience frost and/or freezing conditions Thursday night into Friday morning with lows in the 20s to lower 30s.

Partly to mostly sunny skies Friday through the weekend and into next week.  This will be a very pleasant autumn period with highs in  the  60s to near 70 and lows in the 30s and 40s.

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