Weather Forecast: Light snow and cold temperatures continue

Posted at 5:24 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 13:22:55-05

MISSOULA — Light snow will again be possible Tuesday for west-central and southwest Montana with some snow bands developing as well. The snow bands don't look to be as strong as yesterday with just minor snow accumulations possible.

It will be cold today with highs in the 10s and 20s. Breezy winds will also develop allowing wind chills to drop below zero for most of western Montana. A wind chill advisory remains in place for all locations along the divide as well as the Flathead/Mission Valleys through 11 am. Wind chill values may drop as low as -25°.

Expect almost the exact same weather set up Wednesday as we will see today. Light snow for west-central and southwest Montana with some snow banding possible. Temperatures remain in the 10s and 20s and wind chills below zero.

The coldest air is still expected to arrive Thursday and Friday as high temperatures drop into the single digits west of the Divide and below zero along and east of the Divide. Low temperatures will be well below zero across western Montana with wind chills dropping as low as 20-40 degrees below zero.

Thursday night into Friday, we are also watching the potential for snow to return to west-central and southwest Montana. A low pressure system will move on shore in northern California and pump up moisture from the southwest.

Right now, southwest Montana has the best chance to see snow during this time, however, we will be watching to see how far north this moisture can travel. Stay tuned for updates on this as we move through the week.