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Soaking up the sun to start the weekend

Highs return to the 70s
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Posted at 2:58 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 16:58:04-04

MISSOULA — We were all splashing in the rain today as spotty showers filled in across the northwest corner and the Bitterroot Valley this afternoon, and widespread showers held steady across West-Central Montana.

Rain tapers off Friday night into Saturday morning.

We will be seeing a few areas of patchy fog due to moisture leftover from today’s rain mix with stable conditions overnight. Visibility will be reduced in these areas.

Fog mixes out by midmorning, and sunshine and blue skies fill in across our area!

Saturday’s forecast will be perfect for outdoor chores or fun!

Highs will reach into the upper 60s and low 70s.

We get to soak up the sun for one day this weekend as a few clouds move back in on Sunday morning.

Spotty showers will start popping up by late morning Sunday.

These showers become widespread by the evening.

Highs Sunday still reach into the low 70s for most of us, unless a spotty shower pops up on top of us which will hinder our warming for the afternoon. Those areas without any rain Sunday will be warm!

Through the beginning of next week, we can expect highs to hold in the mid to low 60s.

On top of that, the ground will already be saturated from this week’s rain, and with rain forecasted for all of next week, moisture falling through mid to late week next week will not be able to be absorbed in an already full ground.

This will add to the amount of runoff in rivers and streams, and we are looking at some localized flooding hazards midweek to late week next week.

This will lead to excess snowmelt runoff which will fill up streams and rivers.

On top of that, the ground will already be saturated from this week’s rain, and with rain forecasted for all of next week, moisture falling through mid to late week next week will not be able to be absorbed in an already full ground. This will add to the amount of runoff in rivers and streams, and we are looking at some localized flooding hazards midweek to late week next week.