Winter Storm Could Hamper Holiday Travel

Nearly a foot of snow will fall in the Flathead Valley and surrounding areas Friday and Saturday

By Justin Franz

A winter storm could impact travelers in Northwest Montana on one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year.

The National Weather Service is forecasting more than a foot of snow for some parts of Northwest Montana on Friday night and into Saturday morning. Marias Pass was expected to get 16 inches of snow from Friday night to Saturday afternoon; West Glacier could get up to 13 inches and in the Flathead Valley, Kalispell could receive more than eight inches.

Meteorologists say a wet storm front will collide with a blast of arctic air over the Northern Rockies, bringing subzero temperatures for much of the region on Saturday and Sunday.

For all of the latest road conditions across Montana, visit the Department of Transportation’s road condition map.

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