New snowfall is moving in for much of western Montana, bringing slick road conditions to start the work week. Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.
According to the National Weather Service, wind chill will also be a factor, with temperatures as low as -7°. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2" possible near Missoula.
Near Great Falls, there is a 30 percent chance of snow. That will be mainly between 7am and 4pm. Otherwise mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values as low as -25°. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Near Bozeman, mostly cloudy skies Monday, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -6°. South wind 6 to 14 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Areas near Billings will start the work week with mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -5°. A hazardous weather outlook is in place for areas along the eastern side of the state.
Temperatures will warm into the 20s Tuesday, before dropping back into the lower teens Wednesday. Accumulating snowfall is possible Wednesday into Thursday.