Rain and snow move in tonight, roads become slick

Warmer weather holds steady in this week's forecast
Posted at 4:00 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 18:00:35-05

MISSOULA — Clouds, rain, and snow move back into Western Montana's forecast Wednesday night.

A few snow and rain showers have been falling through the afternoon across the northwest corner of the state.

These snow and rain showers become widespread as our next round of active weather pushes in from the west.

Snow adds up to several inches on Lookout, Lolo, Lost Trail Passes.

Rain turns to wintry mix then snow in valleys.

Ice accumulation on roadways will be a hazard on valley roadways.

Quick burst of heavy snow in passes will allow slick/icy conditions to occur, but also expect times of reduced visibility from falling and some blowing snow.

Snow moves out Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures remain in an above-average trend through the end of the week.

Highs top out in the mid to upper 30s with some low 40s possible.

Trends for the weekend are looking mild and mostly dry.