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All this rain and snow positively impacting our drought monitor

Short drier spell expected for the weekend
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Posted at 12:56 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 14:58:41-05

MISSOULA — After snow showers moved out this morning, drier air has replaced our moisture-rich atmosphere.

The end to our cycle of morning rain, afternoon sun, and evening rain is finally coming to an end.

The cycle has brought some positive impacts to the region though!

Our drought monitor has improved in Western Montana!

There isn't a place in our area that is under any sort of drought.

The end of our workweek looks a lot drier with highs in the upper 30s and low 40s.

There are a few isolated chances of showers in the northwest Friday, but otherwise we expect things to stay dry and cooler this weekend.

Sunshine is expected to peek back out around Western Montana on Friday afternoon.

This weekend we will settle into a short-lived dry pattern with temperatures still holding steadily in the 30s and 40s during the day.

With clear skies overnight, lows this weekend will drop to the 20s and teens.

This will be a little cooler than our rainy/cloudy nights from the previous few days.

Our dry spell comes to an end next week as isolated showers move in to begin the work week.

More widespread rain and snow showers are expected by midweek.