May winter storm to dump feet of snow on Big Sky Country

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A snowstorm is forecast to develop over Montana and the northern Rockies this week.

Following widespread drought and an unseasonably warm Monday, a cold front that brought rain to the state on Tuesday has set the stage for a winter storm that could potentially last through the weekend.

Accumulating snow is expected to fall on more than 70,000 square miles in Montana in addition to parts of Idaho, Wyoming and Canada, according to AccuWeather.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said Wednesday that higher elevation snow and rain would also develop over the Pacific Northwest through Friday.

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