If you're headed north, be aware that gusty winds and up to 10 inches of snow are expected in some areas by Saturday morning.

According to the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from noon Friday to 6 am Saturday.

  • WHAT: snow and gusty wind expected. 6 to 9 inches of snow accumulation from Essex to Marias Pass
  • temperatures rapidly dropping from mid 30s mid afternoon to mid teens by around 6pm.
  • Easterly winds will gust over 40 mph at times. Visibility down to one quarter miles at times near Marias Pass.
  • 2 to 4 inches accumulation for lower elevations.
  • WHERE: Bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Marias Pass, and Polebridge.
  • WHEN: from noon Friday to 6 am Saturday.
  • Plan on slippery Road conditions.
  • Tree branches could fall.
  • Be prepared for reduced visibility at times.