Just about all of SW Montana including Bozeman should expect snow for Christmas, making holiday travel extremely difficult at times.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow remains in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 5 PM MST Thursday.

Timing and main impact: accumulating snow will move into the region from the northwest Wednesday afternoon making travel on snow covered roads difficult.

Snow accumulations: 6 to 12 inches in the mountains with 2 to 5 inches in the valleys and lower elevations.

Winds and visibility: north winds may bring periods of drifting snow. Poor visibility may occur at times.

Locations affected include: White Sulphur Springs...Battle Ridge Pass...Bozeman...Bozeman Pass...Targhee Pass... West Yellowstone...Stanford...Lewistown...Lewistown Divide... Boulder...Boulder Hill...Elk Park Pass...Homestake pass... Whitehall...Townsend...Big Hole Pass...Chief Joseph Pass... Dillon...Monida Pass...Ennis...Norris Hill...Raynolds Pass... Twin Bridges.

(photo Michelle Wolfe/KMMS)