MISSOULA — Pockets of cool air remained in our valleys this afternoon.
Temperatures did rise into the mid to upper 30s in most areas around Western Montana, so we are still on track for the warming trend that will continue into the weekend.
The only exception will be across the Northwest corner of the state.
A few isolated snow showers and rain/snow mixing will be possible north of I-90 on Saturday morning.
This will not create major impacts to roadways as little to no accumulation is expected.
We have downgraded our chances of rain and snow in Western Montana for the beginning of the week.
A system moving in from the north has shifted slightly east.
This means cooler weather and snow will remain along the divide and into Central Montana.
Little to no impacts are expected out of this early-week system in Western Montana.
By midweek, another system moves in from the north.
This will bring a temperature drop to Western Montana since cooler air will settle west of the divide with this system.
Temperatures over the night 7 days will fluctuate between the low and high 40s.
Some areas could even see the 50s on Sunday afternoon.
We will continue to track this second, mid-week system as it approaches, and we will have more certainty on temperature changes and precipitation chances by the beginning of next week.