Wintry weather made an appearance in Montana this week, creating snowy conditions on roadways in the southern part of the state.

Temperatures began dropping on Monday evening, November 5th, and a winter weather advisory was put in place for Billings, Montana through Tuesday morning. The Advisory has since been lifted, but temperatures are expected to drop ‘well below freezing” on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, reported KTVQ.

“We’re expecting the shower activity to continue with a mix of rain and snow for Tuesday. It looks like we’ll have another round of snow showers early Wednesday morning which could bring another inch or two of snow to the grassy surfaces around the valley,” said Meteorologist Travis Booth with the National Weather Service office in Missoula to KGVO.

“For the back country, as we look all the way into Wednesday evening, we’re expecting another four to eight inches of snow for those locations above 6,000 feet,” he continued. “There will be off and on wintry travel conditions, probably not as bad during the daytime hours, but during the nighttime hours, the roads should remain snow packed.”

The low temperatures are supposed to stick around until the end of the week, allowing some of the snow and ice to remain on the roadways for part of the week, but clear skies and slightly higher temperatures are expected closer to Friday.

“It will stay chilly,” Booth continued. “We’re looking for highs in the mid to upper 30’s to end the week, so the snow on the ground will probably melt here in the valley.”

“For the back country, as we look all the way into Wednesday evening, we’re expecting another four to eight inches of snow for those locations above 6,000 feet,” he said. “There will be off and on wintry travel conditions, probably not as bad during the daytime hours, but during the nighttime hours, the roads should remain snow packed.”