UPDATE: Now It’s 5″ of Snow and 40 MPH Wind Gusts
Bozeman, Manhattan, Boulder, Townsend, Livingston and Big Timber will all see snow, gusty winds and slick roads all day Saturday.
It's now a Winter Weather Advisory for several counties in southwest Montana, with the biggest concern being hazardous road travel. Up to 5" of snow is predicted for the area with gusty winds up to 40 MPH possible.
DRIVE WITH CARE: Temperatures will hover around 40 degrees during the day on Saturday so snow may not stick to roads much until the sun goes down. Temps will drop into the 20s Saturday night and Sunday morning.
According to the National Weather Service:
- WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT.
- WHAT: Snow is expected for several counties, including the area around Bozeman. Total snow accumulations by Saturday night of up to 5 inches are possible.
- Winds will be gusting as high as 40 mph in the affected areas. Blowing and drifting snow may be an issue.
- WHERE WILL THIS HAPPEN? Gallatin County, Jefferson County, Broadwater County and Central and Southern Lewis and Clark County.
- WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN? This Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday night.
- Plan on slippery road conditions and reduced visibility in snow and areas of blowing snow.
- Wet road surfaces could ice up quickly as temperatures fall.
- Ice build-up on power lines and tree limbs might cause small power outages.
- Total snowfall accumulations may be reduced on actual road surfaces as warmer ground temperatures melt the snow before it builds up.
- Slow down and use caution if you are traveling during this Warning period. Conditions can change quickly.
- The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.