Winter Watch

Jan 17, 2011 12:14 PM by KRTV

Winter Weather Advisory for "Flash Freeze"

A Winter Weather Advisory for a Flash Freeze remains in effect until 11 am on Monday.

Cold air has moved over the area which has frozen areas of standing water from recent snow melt and rainfall.

Areas of snow, sleet, and light freezing rain are also expected to continue through this morning. This will result in treacherous driving and walking conditions. Precipitation is expected to diminish later this morning.

Expect snow accumulations of around 1 inch and ice accumulations of less than a quarter of an inch.

Visibilities could fall to less than one mile at times in the snow.

The Flash Freeze Advisory is in effect for all or portions of the following counties and/or regions: Cascade, Eastern Teton, Fergus, Judith Basin, Southern Rocky Mountain Front. Locations affected include Great Falls, Fairfield, Choteau, Stanford, Judith Gap, Lewistown, and Kings Hill Pass.

A Winter Weather Advisory for a flash freeze means that significant ice is expected to form on roadways due to the freezing of rain and/or snow as temperatures cool to below the freezing point. Hazardous driving conditions will persist well after the precipitation has ended as roads will remain icy.

Check the KRTV Weather Page for the latest conditions, updated forecast, state-wide webcams, and Montana road conditions.