Posted: Oct 28, 2012 6:39 PM by Russ Thomas - StormTracker Weather Center
Updated: Oct 28, 2012 7:54 PM
MISSOULA- The last 24 hours have been wet and cool, and it looks like the next 24 hours will bring more of the same.
We will see a brief break in rainfall this evening before light rain picks up overnight. Because of persistent cloud cover and a constant stream of warmer Pacific moisture, temperatures will drop very little and may hold steady in some areas right through Monday morning. Expect overnight temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
Monday will be cloudy and rainy with highs slowly warming into the lower to middle 50s.
Another Pacific wave of energy will push through the area on Tuesday. A slight shift in the jet stream will drive this area of rain a little farther north than the previous systems. This means that showers are likely from Missoula and areas north and are less likely in the Bitterroot
Valley and the Butte/Blackfoot Region. Expect a high in the middle to upper 50s.
Halloween is looking good in most areas. Our sky will be partly to mostly cloudy from the Mission Valley southward with highs climbing into the upper 50s to 60. For the Flathead Valley and northwest Montana, rain is much more likely with cooler highs.