Posted: Oct 25, 2013 8:57 AM by Meteorologist Mike Heard
Winter Storm Watch issued for SW Montana east of the divide Sunday afternoon through late Monday night.
Snow will develop over Northern Montana Sunday afternoon and catch up to southern Montana by Sunday evening. Snow accumulations of 4"-7" is likely for the valleys with around a foot of snow at mountain pass levels and up to 2 feet at the higher ridge tops.
Strong winds will arrive with a strong cold front and could reduce visibilities to less than half a mile at times. Wind gusts up to or over 40 mph is possible.
Temperatures will drop dramatically by Monday with forecast highs in the 20's to 30's and morning lows by Tuesday dropping down into the single digits and teens.
This will be a hazardous travel storm system and for hunters heading out into the mountains and remote areas.
We are waiting for additional winter weather statements for areas west of the divide to be issued. This storm system will impact ALL of SW Montana Sunday night through Tuesday morning.
Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard will have updates on the forecast tonight at 5:30pm and 10pm and look for frequent updates on our facebook pages.