Warm weather brings chances of freezing rain to valleys this week

Above-average temperatures stick around all week
Freezing rain will make for icy, slick roadways
Posted at 4:01 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 18:11:07-05

MISSOULA — We are tracking a few spotty showers moving into Western Montana tonight.

Temperatures are too warm for snow to fall in valleys, but freezing rain and wintry mix are possible overnight in lower elevations as temperatures continue to drop to the mid 20s. The upper elevations and passes will still likely see very light spotty snow showers overnight.

Areas of dense fog are possible once again tomorrow morning as leftover moisture and stabilizing conditions in valleys will allow fog to form late tonight and early tomorrow morning. Dense fog will reduce visibility down to a mile or less at times.

Widespread rain and snow showers return to our area tomorrow evening.

Tuesday night will bring snow to upper elevations and rain/ wintry mix to lower elevations.

Temperatures stay well-above average through the end of the week, so snow accumulation is likely to be light Tuesday into Wednesday in upper elevations while ice accumulation is possible from freezing rain and wintry mix in valleys.

Roads will be slick in both elevations, so please take it slow out there these next few days!