Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 1:16 PM PST on February 13, 2016/, expires at: 11:00 AM PST on February 14, 2016
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 11 PM MST /10 PM PST/ this evening to noon MST /11 am PST/ Sunday above 4000 feet... The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and slick roads above 4000 feet... which is in effect from 11 PM MST /10 PM PST/ this evening to noon MST /11 am PST/ Sunday.
  • Impacts/timing: light snow will develop late this evening, becoming moderate to heavy at times by Sunday morning. Accumulating snow will lead to slick and snowcovered roadways, especially over Lolo and Lost Trail Pass. Valleys may see a mix of rain and snow, but accumulations on roadways are not expected.
  • Snow accumulations: 5 to 8 inches over Lolo and lost trail passes. 2 to 4 inches for Dixie.
  • Locations impacted include...Dixie...Elk City...Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass...Lolo Pass

48-Hour Forecast

Our next round of wet weather will bring snow back to the lower elevations overnight.

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect from 11 pm Saturday through the morning hours Sunday for Marias Pass, Lookout Pass, Yellowstone Park, Lolo Pass, Lost Trail Pass, MacDonald Pass, and areas from Butte to Drummond on I-90. Snowfall on passes will be in the neighborhood of 2 to 6 inches, with 1 to 3 inches of snow possible around Butte and other high elevation areas.

Most lower elevation areas will see light snow that won't stick or a mix of rain and snow overnight. Some areas, such as Dillon, Three Forks, and possibly Missoula, could see prolonged dry periods due to downslope winds.

All areas will transition back to rain as we warm up on Valentine's Day. Highs will be in the 40s.

Another wet system moves in Sunday night with heavy rain likely along the state line with Idaho through early Tuesday. Temperatures remain above normal for the week ahead, with more moisture expected Thursday.

Matt Gray Watch Meteorologist Matt Gray weekend nights on the NEWS AT 5 and 10. More Details.


Severe Weather Alert Team

mark heyka

Mark Heyka

Mark Heyka received a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

brooke foster

Brooke Foster

Brooke Foster joined the NBC Montana team in March of 2006.

Matt Gray

Matt Gray

Matt joined the NBC Montana weather team in July 2013 and fell in love with the Montana lifestyle.