MISSOULA — Mostly cloudy skies filled in across our area yesterday and stuck around through this afternoon.
Patchy fog and low-lying clouds filled in across the Mission and Flathead Valleys this morning but didn’t evaporate out like the rest the fog around Western Montana.
This fog layer is expected to remain in the forecast overnight, so those same areas around Flathead Lake will likely see another round of freezing fog tomorrow morning.
Patchy fog is also likely to redevelop across other Western Montana valleys tonight.
We are expecting skies to clear through the early morning hours of Thursday which promotes the formation of that late night/early morning fog.
By Thursday afternoon, skies will have cleared even more as a ridge strengthens its hold over the state.
Mostly sunny skies are expected throughout the afternoon, and temperatures even rebound back to the mid to upper 40s and low 50s!
It isn’t until Friday night we expect our next storm system to arrive from the west.
This cold front pushes through late Friday night and brings increased chances of precipitation through Saturday morning.
Right now, temperatures aren’t expected to take a major drop like our last few winter storm systems, so valleys will likely be warm enough to see rain (or a wintry mix with no impacts expected) while snow stays in upper elevation mountains and passes.