Feb 26, 2013 5:15 PM by Erin Yost - StormTracker Weather Center
MISSOULA - A westerly flow will keep off & on light snow showers in the forecast over the next few days in western Montana which will allow for light to moderate mountain snowfall to really add up!
One wave of energy will begin to move through for the Wednesday morning commute and hang around throughout Wednesday. Highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s so there is the potential for a rain/snow mix.
Another, and slightly stronger wave, looks to move through beginning early Thursday morning. Light accumulations will be possible with this. The highs will quickly rise into the low 40s melting any of that.
Look for more of the same on Friday with highs slightly warmer in the low to mid 40s.
By Saturday, a quick and strong ridge of high pressure will allow for ample sunshine and highs well into the 40s if not 50s! If that happens, it will be the first time we've seen highs in the 50s, for Missoula and Kalispell, since November of last year!
Things will quickly change by Sunday as our next Pacific system enters with widespread showers & highs back into the low to mid 40s.