A few flurries possible on Christmas Eve

Highs return to average by the end of the week
Posted at 3:49 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 17:49:51-05

MISSOULA — We are tracking quite a few rain and snow showers across the Bitterroot mountains and valley tonight.

Widespread rain showers stick to lower elevations as temperatures remain in the mid to upper 30s this afternoon and early evening.

Rain and snow showers become less widespread overnight, but temperatures in valleys will drop to the upper 20s. Any leftover moisture still falling will be in the form of snow, but accumulation totals in lower elevations will be minimal tonight.

Although, there are some models suggesting a push of moisture over Lookout Pass and parts of I-90 east of Missoula late night/early tomorrow morning.

We can’t rule out a slick Christmas Eve morning drive. Make sure you check the latest road conditions before heading out to travel tomorrow, because some areas may have some black ice from overnight light snow and possible freezing rain accumulation.

Tomorrow will be a mostly cloudy day across Western Montana.

There are very slight chances of flurries falling throughout the western side of Rockies, but if any snow does fall, accumulation will once again be minimal.

Most valleys are looking at a brown Christmas this year.

Temperatures on Christmas Eve will be in the mid 30s, and Christmas Day temperatures will remain in the low 30s.

Highs finally return to average (upper 20s and low 30s) by the end of the week.

Our next chances of rain and snow stay out of the forecast through the weekend.