Fresh snow on the way for Western Montana mountains

Snow totals add up through Saturday
Posted at 4:00 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 18:01:54-05

MISSOULA — Widespread clouds and spotty valley showers and mountain snow showers stuck around West-Central and Northwest Montana today.

The Bitterroot Valley saw a lot more sunshine than the rest of Western Montana.

Sunshine returns for all of us tomorrow though!

High pressure will move in overnight.

Skies will clear and lows drop to the low to mid 20s.

Because of the stable air moving in, and the mixing of leftover moisture in the atmosphere, fog development is likely tomorrow morning.

Areas of dense fog will reduce visibility Tuesday morning through lower elevation valleys and upper elevation passes.

When the fog clears tomorrow morning, sunshine will fill the skies of Western Montana.

High pressure keeps us clear through Tuesday afternoon, but soak up the sunshine while you can.

Clouds move back in Wednesday night, and widespread showers and snow showers return to our forecast by Wednesday morning.

The Bitterroot Valley and Southwest Montana will keep rain and snow free Wednesday, but all of Western Montana will likely see rain and snow mixing on Thursday.

For resorts and mountains looking for that extra layer of snow, we will be getting it through Saturday!

Snow continues to bring one to three inches for Snowbowl, Blacktail, Lost Trail, and Discovery; Whitefish will receive about a half foot of snow, and Lookout will likely receive a foot or more by the end of the weekend.

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