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Friday Afternoon STORMTracker Forecast

A very active weather pattern setting through the next 10 days for the pacific NW and northern Rockies. A series of pacific storms will bring a wide variety of precipitation types to the state as warm and very moist air moves in on a WNW flow. Snow levels will be rising late Saturday into Sunday so lower valleys could see rain or a rain/snow mix whereas the mountain passes will see snow and higher mountains could see 1 to 2 feet of snow. Watch my on demand video forecast for updates on the weekend forecast and be sure to watch my full forecast tonight at 5:30pm and 10pm on KXLF. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Beaverhead, Madison, Gallatin and southern Park counties in SW Montana beginning late Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening above 6,000'. Snow accumulations of 4"- 8" over the mountain passes is likely and up to 2 feet over the higher mountains. Travel may become difficult over the mountain passes with snow and icy roads. _______________________________________________________________ Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties from 5pm Saturday to 5am Monday above 5,000'. Snow accumulations of 3" - 6" is likely over mountain passes with 10" - 20" above pass levels. This includes Boulder Hill, Elk Park pass, Homestake pass, Flesher pass, MacDonald pass and Rogers pass.

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