Weather Forecast: Brief break from the rain and snow

Posted at 6:45 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 10:49:46-05

MISSOULA — A weak area of high pressure will allow for drier weather Wednesday.

Expect cloudy skies throughout the day in northwest Montana with a little sunshine possible for west-central and southwest Montana this afternoon.

Today's hghs will again be in the upper 30's to low 40's.

A weak weather system will bring scattered mountain snow and valley rain/snow Wednesday night through early Thursday morning. A few inches of snow will be possible in the mountains while the valleys see just a few isolated rain and snow showers.

Thursday is shaping up to be a very nice day. Expect mostly to partly sunny skies with highs in the low to middle 40's.

Rain showers return to the forecast Friday as a warm front moves through.

Snow levels will also be rising Friday which will lead to even mountain passes experiencing a rain/snow mix or all rain.

Looking at the weekend, Saturday has the potential to be an absolutely beautiful day! Temperatures will be nearing record highs as they top out in the upper 40's to middle 50's.

A few things we will need to watch is breezy winds developing over all of western Montana and scattered rain showers developing in northwest Montana.

It looks like areas from around Missoula then south and east will have the best chance to see some afternoon sun and maybe even fire up the grill!

Starting Sunday, mother nature gives as a reality check as a cold front moves through the northern Rockies.

Scattered rain and snow along with breezy winds will accompany this front as highs return to the upper 30's and low 40's.

By Monday and Tuesday, high temperatures will be about 20-to-25 degrees colder than what we will experience Saturday.

The high temperatures will top out in the 20's Monday and upper 20's to low 30's Tuesday.