Jan 30, 2013 4:58 PM by Erin Yost - KPAX Weather
Warmer temperatures are developing across western Montana this afternoon, which is allowing for a bit of a rain/snow mix in many of our valleys.
This trend will continue on Thursday as another system moves into the Pacific Northwest. Expect highs well into the 30s and even low 40s with the majority of the precipitation falling during the evening.
Overnight and into Friday morning, light snow with lows in the mid 20s to low 30s.
Friday afternoon we look to really dry out as high pressure builds into the Pacific Northwest. This will stick around for the weekend and into early next week allowing for a nice mix of clouds and sun along with those dry conditions.
It's looking very likely that we'll see a brief return to valley inversions and morning fog beginning Saturday, but this high-pressure system is nowhere near as strong as the last one that provided all those air quality issues.