Moderate to heavy bands of snow could set up along the front making for hard driving conditions this afternoon in northwest Montana then this evening around Missoula for the commute home from work.
The snow is expected to begin between 2 and 4 p.m., and "motorists are urged to use extra caution if traveling this evening", the weather service said.
The Billings National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 9 p.m. this evening until 6 p.m. Saturday for portions of central and south central Montana.
On Saturday, mostly sunny with a high of about 40 with wind gusts as high as 28 miles per hour.
The snow is expected to fall into the early evening and leave a coating to 2 inches on the ground, according to News 12 meteorologists.
As this system exits, there will be warmer temperatures across the region on Saturday, according to the weather service.
Winds should be calm during the day Friday, but will kick up to the low teens later in the day, making it feel much colder, the weather service said.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.