Most of western Montana is under an advisory or a watch this weekend with the Bozeman area expected to see up to 8 inches of fresh snow.

According to the National Weather Service:

WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

  • WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow possible.
  • Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible at pass level, with 1 to 4 inches in the valleys.
  • Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.
  • WHERE...Gallatin, Beaverhead and Madison.
  • WHEN...From this afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
  • Plan on slippery road conditions.
  • Strong winds could cause blowing snow, poor visibility, and hazardous travel conditions.
  • A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.