Summer’s heat continues to wipe out the South, but some people are already getting a taste of winter.
Montana will be experiencing its first snow of the season into Thurday. Snow already started falling during the day Wednesday in the Canadian Rockies and will continue in some areas across the northern Rockies of the U.S. into Thursday.
Enough cold air has arrived for snow to fall as low as 6,500 feet in Montana’s Glacier National Park and the neighboring higher terrain in Canada.
Between 1 and 3 inches of snow is expected through Thursday morning. Motorists should prepare for a slushy accumulation to create slow travel through Logan Pass.
Tonight’s snow, however, will not whiten the ground for long. Temperatures at the 6,500- to 7,000-foot levels will rise above freezing as soon as Thursday afternoon.
More significant warming will head to all of the northern Rockies this weekend.
East of the snow, severe thunderstorms will be a threat through tonight from eastern Montana to northwestern Minnesota.