...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning...
The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning.
* Impacts/timing: snow will develop Saturday morning and become moderate to heavy at times Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. A narrow band of very heavy snow may develop... which would be capable of producing snow rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Travel will become difficult due to slick snow covered roads... periods of heavy snow... and lowering visibility.
* Snow accumulations: 4 to 8 inches in the valleys... 8 to 12 inches in the higher terrain and over Lookout Pass. Amounts could be locally higher under a narrow band... though the exact location of this band is still not certain.
* Locations impacted include...Elk River...Highway 11 Pierce to Headquarters...Pierce...Dixie...Elk City...Highway 12 Lowell to Lolo Pass...Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass...Lolo Pass... Highway 200 Bonner to Greenough...Highway 83 Seeley Lake to Condon...I-90 East Missoula to Bearmouth
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.