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Breezy but warm Thursday ahead of weekend changes

Colder air and snow expected by late weekend
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Posted at 3:23 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 17:23:37-05

MISSOULA — Showers remain isolated through the northwest Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Thursday will be another warmer day for us all with scattered showers remaining in our Thursday afternoon forecast for areas north of the I-90 corridor.

A few isolated showers will make their way down closer to Missoula by Thursday night, but so far we expect the largest amounts of rain to fall along Lookout Pass and north.

Our next major changes come as we head into the weekend.

Friday widespread showers will make their way down from the north to south as a cold front drops through from the north.

This cold front will bring MUCH cooler air for the weekend.

Widespread rain showers Friday afternoon turn to a wintry mix Friday night as temperatures drop closer to freezing.

Snow will start accumulating in upper elevations with little to no accumulation expected on valley floors Friday night into Saturday morning.

Saturday’s highs will reach the upper 30s and low 40s, so wintry mix become rain again Saturday afternoon.

Saturday evening, moisture stick arounds and lows drop well below freezing.

Rain turns to wintry mix through the early evening hours in valleys Saturday and into snow later Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

We expect moisture chances to tapper off Sunday afternoon, but colder air stick around through next week.

Highs Sunday will be in the upper 20s and low 30s.