A Pacific storm system dumped at least three inches of snow in the Hamilton area Tuesday morning on the final day of January.

Weather forecasters were watching another surge of precipitation coming onshore in the Pacific Northwest that will affect Montana by Tuesday evening.

The snow in eastern Montana was accompanied by wind, causing some severe driving conditions in places. But, in most places in western Montana, it was simply a matter of getting the snow shovel out again.

Temperatures are expected to drop to near zero Wednesday and Thursday nights, but a rebound is expected this weekend, with highs in the mid-30s and lows in the 20s.