Cooler air arriving in Western Montana

Slick roads still possible Friday afternoon
Even light snow can make roads slick tonight
Posted at 3:17 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 17:17:43-05

MISSOULA — Light snow will linger in West-Central and Southwest Montana through the early hours of Friday.

We end our workweek with a shift to the cooler side of average.

Highs Friday afternoon top out in the low 30s and upper 20s.

Snow moves out Friday afternoon, and the impacts will remain in passes and upper elevations as slick roadways will cause some headaches for travelers this weekend.

Accumulation in valleys will be minimal, and confidence is high that an inch or less will be likely through the Missoula, southern Flathead, and Bitterroot valleys out of this weak system.

Passes (especially Lost Trail and Homestake Pass) will be the areas where more 3-5” is possible.

This weekend’s weather activity is looking cloudy but calm.

Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies will be overhead, and weekend temperatures remain in the low 30s and upper 20s.

Overnight lows is where things really get chilly!

Lows in the teens and single digits are possible in valleys, but in upper elevations (like Seeley/Swan Lake, Philipsburg, etc.…) overnight lows will drop to the negative single digits!


Bundle up and keep yourself and your pets warm these next few days!

Below-average temperatures also last through the end of next week.