The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Thursday afternoon through Friday.

Forecaster Jeff Kitzmiller says the combination of rain, snow and wind will combine for dangerous driving conditions from Thursday night through the morning commute on Friday. He says strong winds in the canyons of western Montana will create blowing and drifting snow, with up to 3 to 5 inches of snow in the valleys, with up to 10 inches in the mountains.

Kitzmiller says the weather will moderate by the start of next week, with temperatures back into the 40's.

Forecaster Jeff Kitzmiller