System and associated cold front move through tonight

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 19:59:08-05

Lightly scattered snow showers will stick around the Divide and Rocky Mountain Front today before becoming more widespread overnight and into Saturday as our next system and associated cold front move through.

Winter Weather Advisories exist until 9pm Saturday for central and southern Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, Broadwater, Beaverhead, Madison & Gallatin Counties. Here we can expect up to 3"-6" storm total. This activity will be most prevalent for areas at pass level and above, but lower elevations could be impacted with brief periods of localized moderate to heavy snow showers. The peak snowfall timing for most areas will be late Friday afternoon into tonight and again on Saturday afternoon and evening.

Winter Weather Advisories are also in place for the Rocky Mountain Front, eastern Glacier, Cascade, Chouteau, Toole, Liberty, Eastern Pondera, eastern Teton, Judith Basin, Fergus & Meagher Counties from 8pm Friday through noon Saturday. Here we could pick up 1"-4" of snow.

Highs will only top out in the mid 20s to low 30s for Saturday, but rebound nicely for Sunday into the upper 30s to mid 40s (with a LOT more sunshine)!

Warmer (40s) and drier conditions look to persist into at least the first half of next week. Tuesday could be a little breezy.