I know a lot of folks are heading out this weekend for the Christmas holiday next week. Here is the latest weather prediction from the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from this afternoon through late Sunday night for elevations above 6000 feet...

* Timing and main impact: snow will develop over southwest Montana late tonight and continue through Monday. Travel may become difficult over mountain passes with snow covered and icy roads.

* Snow accumulations: 4 to 8 inches of snow are possible over mountain passes...with up to 2 feet of snow possible over the mountains.

* Elevations: for elevations above 6000 feet.

* Locations affected include: Battle Ridge Pass...Targhee Pass...West Yellowstone...Big Hole Pass... Chief Joseph Pass...Monida Pass...Raynolds Pass

* to see a graphical representation of this hazard please visit our web Page and click on the detailed hazards tab.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Be safe if you're traveling! And the latest weather is always available for you here on XLCountry.com.