First round of snow is winding down, round two is on the way - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

First round of snow is winding down, round two is on the way

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Story Highlights

  • Light snow will taper off Wednesday night
  • Another round of snow is expected later this week
  • Much colder air will move into Montana by the weekend

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Round one ends

Light snow is still falling across central Montana, but it's expected to wind down this evening and overnight. We've received reports of 1-3" of snow at lower elevations across the area, with more than 12" of new snow in the mountains.

As temperatures drop into the 10s and 20s overnight, road conditions may worsen. Any standing water will likely freeze and icy conditions are possibly for the Thursday morning commute.

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Snow forecast through Sunday

Round two on the way

Montana isn't finished with the wintry weather for this week. The STORMTracker Weather Team is already tracking another round of snow on the way and it's expected to bring more significant snow to some areas heading into the weekend.

As low pressure develops along the West Coast and moves into the Northern Rockies, widespread snow will begin to fall across Montana.

The snow is expected to begin late Thursday and continue off and on through Saturday. This prolonged snow event will result in some hefty snow totals for some parts of the state.

Meteorologist Mike Rawlins is calling for an additional 1-2 feet of snow for the mountains during this period, with an additional 3-8" of snow for lower elevations. Anyone planning to hit the roads through Saturday should be prepared for winter driving conditions, especially in the mountains.

Winter weather resources from KRTV:

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The Montana Department of Transportation has tools to monitor road conditions:

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