Grab those snow shovels and plows because you're going to need them this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning for Gallatin Valley until Sunday at 5 p.m.

It's been a snowy start to February and the Bozeman area is expected to see anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow in the Gallatin Valley while the local mountains could receive up to two feet of the white stuff.

Winds are also expected to be a part of this snow with gusts up around 35 mph. Temps will also drop starting Friday night. Over the weekend, we'll see temps in the single digits, and next week, look for sub-zero temps as low as -17 below zero without the wind chill.

Look for snow to fall throughout the weekend and into Monday before this storm moves on and we see the sun return.

Friday we could see 2-3 inches of snow across the lower elevations of the Bozeman area. The heaviest snow will be on Saturday with up to 4 inches predicted. Sunday, the weatherman predicts around 3 inches of snow with another inch on Monday.

After that, the sub-zero temps move in but the sun should make a return on Tuesday and stick around for the rest of the week.

Obviously, road conditions will not be ideal throughout the weekend. Areas of blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility, and roads will be slick and icy. Wind chills could also make temperatures feel like -30 below zero.

For the latest road conditions from the Montana Department of Transportation, click here. Also, for breaking weather and road alerts, be sure to download our XL Country app.

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