Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 2:28 PM MDT on October 20, 2014, expires at: 6:00 AM MDT on October 22, 2014
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 6 am Tuesday to 6 am MDT Wednesday above 5000 feet... A Winter Weather Advisory above 5000 feet remains in effect from 6 am Tuesday to 6 am MDT Wednesday.
  • Impacts/timing: rain in the Bitterroot Mountains will start falling in the morning and transition to snow in the afternoon. Expect dense wet snow causing slushy conditions and poor visibility at times. Accumulation on passes is likely during the heaviest snowfall in the afternoon. Three inches or more of snow is possible over Skalkaho Pass.
  • Snow accumulations: around an inch of slushy wet snow on paved roads with 2 inches or more on back roads above 6... 000 feet.
  • Locations impacted include...Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass...Lolo Pass

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Lost Trail, Lolo, MacDonald, and Homestake Passes for a slushy 1 to 2 inches of snow. Showers will begin as rain early Tuesday morning, but will change over to moderate snow by Tuesday afternoon. The Tuesday evening commute will see the biggest impacts with snow and reduced visibility.  

We are tracking a Pacific storm that will bring showers and cooler temperatures to the region. Showers will begin late tonight early Tuesday morning. Mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with occasional valley rain and mountain snow showers are expected Tuesday. High temperatures will be a good 10 to 20 degrees cooler Tuesday. Most areas will be in 50s which is normal for late October. Showers will begin to diminish Tuesday night.

Areas of fog will impact the Wednesday morning commute with morning lows in the 30s. Wednesday afternoon will be comfortably cool with a mix of sun and clouds and high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s

A quick moving disturbance will keep cooler temperatures and showers in the forecast for Thursday.

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