Rounds of rain and snow in the forecast this week

Snow adds up in mountains, little accumulation expected in valleys
Posted at 3:24 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 17:24:42-05

MISSOULA — We stay mostly moisture free tonight as clouds move back into our area early Wednesday morning.

Another round of moisture approaches with our next cold front.

The Pacific cold front will move through Wednesday evening, and moisture will move in with its passing.

Snow will add up in mountains across Western Montana once again, and valleys are expected to get little to no accumulation from this round of snow/rain.

Temperatures stay relatively warm even through the passing of these cold fronts.

Highs Wednesday in valleys top out in the mid to upper 30s.

Thursday, we jump into the upper 30s and low 40s.

Moisture moves through late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, but expect mostly cloudy skies to bring us into Thursday night.

Another Pacific cold front moves through Friday.

While moisture chances remain isolated for now, the strength of this cold front is also to be determined.

Models are inconsistent on their forecasts for this cold front, but for now we expect isolated snow showers and highs dropping to the mid to low 30s Friday through the weekend.