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Weather Forecast: Changes are on the way

Posted at 9:31 AM, Oct 08, 2020

MISSOULA — The high-pressure ridge that has been impacting our weather over the past two weeks will begin to break down today.

As it does, breezy winds can be expected by the afternoon along with an increase in smoke/haze. The smoke shouldn't affect air quality to much, it will be just enough to dampen those blue skies we have been enjoying.

This will be the same set up for Friday with slightly cooler temperatures, topping out mostly in the upper 60s to middle 70s.

The big change comes this weekend as a cold front moves through the northern Rockies. The front looks to move through during the day Saturday bringing rain showers to western Montana by late afternoon and evening.

Highs Saturday will be mostly in the 60s. The coolest air is expected behind the front Sunday. Scattered rain showers and mountain snow will stick around, especially during the morning. High temperatures Sunday will top out only in the 40s to low 50s.

Cooler air with a few lingering scattered rain showers will be possible as we start next week as highs look to remain in the 50s through at least Wednesday before warming slightly back into the 60s by the end of the week.