Snow is in the forecast for the northern Rocky Mountains this week will a winter storm watch already in place for parts of western Montana. Near record high temperatures to start the week across the high plains will see a dramatic drop by weeks end with significant snowfall possible at higher elevations. The winter storm watch is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday morning for locations in western Montana for elevations above 6000 feet.
Slushy snow accumulation accompanied by much colder temperatures could impact recreation and travel for the area. Snow accumulations will also be likely in Idaho and Wyoming in higher elevation areas.
Snow accumulations: 6000 to 7000 feet: 1 to 3 inches. Above 7000 feet: 3 to 6 inches are possible, especially over the highest peaks.
Meteorologist Mike Morrison
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