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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for counties including Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Wayne and Wyoming from 4 a.m. Wednesday until 4 a.m. Thursday.

A fast-moving winter storm swept across New England on Wednesday, bringing heavy snow that sent cars sliding.

Although temperatures warm up a bit today to the 30's and 40's in central Montana, another winter storm is looming on the horizon.

Saturday morning will start overcast and cold, before light snow develops late in the afternoon and continues through late evening with between 2 and 3 inches of accumulation. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. Be prepared for reduced visibilities and hazardous travel conditions at times.

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In the Calgary area, the agency is forecasting 25 to 35 centimetres of snow while some areas in the mountain parks and the Foothills could get as much as 50 cm.

The bulk of the snow will come through Thursday night and early Friday, with snow tapering off during the day Friday. Also, a slight adjustment was made to the heavier snow axis.

"It's going to be a really fast moving storm when you consider that the heaviest snow will be falling for only six hours", Brown said.

Road conditions are still very messy, with piles of snow as tall as a foot on some side roads. Snow begins between 4-7 PM from west to east.