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Weather Forecast: Light snow continues Tuesday

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Posted at 5:41 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 07:41:05-05

MISSOULA — Expect cloudy to mostly cloudy skies Tuesday morning with scattered snow showers returning by the afternoon.

Northwest Montana will have the best chance to see accumulating snow. With that being said only light amounts of around 1" are expected in the valleys. The most snow will be seen in the West Glacier Region where 3"-to-5" will be possible.

We will see a break from the snow Wednesday. Expect mostly cloudy skies with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Our next system quickly moves back in Thursday. However, as temperatures remain above average, mountains will see light snow while valleys deal with a rain/snow mix.

After another brief break Friday we are watching for a potential "Atmospheric River" to set up this weekend. These storm systems bring a lot of moisture along with warmer temperatures. This means while mountains pick up several inches of snow, valleys will see transitions of snow during the overnight hours to a rain/snow mix or all rain during the daylight hours. Most of the precipitation with this system looks to move in Saturday night and Sunday with highs remaining in the upper 30s to low 40s.