MISSOULA — Isolated showers are slowly pushing into Western Montana this afternoon.
An area of low pressure will continue to push through the state late tonight through tomorrow afternoon.
This will produce isolated showers tonight, and widespread showers through Friday afternoon.
In between widespread showers, we could see some areas of patchy fog early- especially in low-lying areas.
Saturday we are still expecting widespread showers.
Models are starting to agree on the timing of Saturday’s showers, and it is looking more like mid-afternoon showers continue through the early evening hours.
It might not be a bad idea to grab a rain jacket for the homecoming parade and game!
Rain will likely stay in lower elevations (even though we could see some mixing overnight- but no accumulation is expected).
Higher elevations like passes will most likely see 1-3” of accumulation this weekend.
Passes may be slick in some areas on Friday and Saturday night.
Temperatures will remain below average through the weekend.
After showers move out on Saturday evening, a ridge will build into Western Montana.
This will allow for warmer weather to move in.
Sunshine returns Sunday as temperatures warm to the low to mid 60s.
Monday’s highs will be in the mid to high 60s, and some areas could even get very close to the 70s.
We expect another trough to dig through on Tuesday, and this will bring another round of cooler weather and showers.