This is a unsafe storm! A winter storm has descended upon Montana, bringing heavy snowfall and extremely low wind chills. Tonight, above 2500 feet, additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.
Watch for areas of blowing & drifting snow from Belgrade to Three Forks and near Norris.
A wide band of accumulating snow is forecast to spread into the Chicago area from the west - reaching westernmost portions of the area late morning, eventually covering the remainder of the area into northwest IN by mid-afternoon. The Winter Storm Warning for Muskegon, Oceana and Mason Counties will expire at noon.
Areas impacted most will be: Butte, Georgetown Lake, Garrison to Avon, MacDonald Pass and Homestake Pass.
We have a decent amount of snow on the way today!
The snowfall totals will be greater north of Interstate 70.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Quad-City region. Highways will be snow-covered, slippery and traffic will be slowed considerably during the afternoon/evening commute.
The weather impact will be for the northern and southern Clearwater mountains, and the Bitteroot/Sapphire mountains. Saturday will see another high in the mid-20s. See you next year.