Sunshine and calm conditions to end the week

Perfect leaf raking forecast for Friday
Posted at 2:33 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 16:33:01-04

MISSOULA — High pressure will remain over our area through the end of the week and beginning of the weekend.

Clear skies are expected tonight, and overnight temperatures remain below average.

Lows across Montana will range from the 20s across the Northwest to the teens for the Bitterroot Valley.

We will be waking up to more of that sunshine on Friday morning.

Expect to climb into the upper 30s/ low 40s by noon, and highs will top out in the upper 40s/low 50s later Friday afternoon.

By the time we head into Saturday afternoon, some clouds start to develop ahead of our next system.

These will be scattered, upper level clouds, so conditions will remain mostly sunny through Saturday evening.

Temperatures continue to rise to the mid to upper 50s Saturday before taking a drop back down to the upper 40s/low 50s Sunday.

Sunday is when our next system approaches.

This system will be weak, so we are aren’t expecting to much precipitation out of this next disturbance.

Mountain snow will remain light, and rain will fall in lower elevations.

This isn’t expected to be a washout, and only a few isolated showers are expected to develop Sunday night through Monday morning.

In our extended outlook, precipitation is forecasted to be higher than average, and temperatures are likely to return to average.