Weather Forecast: Light snow Thursday

Posted at 5:35 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 12:16:11-05

MISSOULA — A weak system will bring light snow to western Montana Thursday.

Models have been struggling with this system all week. As of yesterday snow was looking to be more widespread and steady, however, over the past 12 hours models have backed off to where they were earlier in the week with just very light snow possible, primarily in southwest Montana.

Light snow will develop this morning for areas along and south of the I-90 corridor. A steadier area of snow then looks to develop after sunset and may be sufficient enough to bring some light accumulations to southwest Montana. A trace-to-2" will be possible in the valleys with 1"-to-3" over the higher terrain.

Some light snow may be able to move as far north as the Mission and Seeley Valleys with very little or no snow accumulation expected.

A few light snow showers could linger again for areas along and south of the I-90 corridor Friday. Temperatures will begin to drop as well with highs in the low 30s.

Cool and dry conditions set up this weekend and continue into next week. Highs will top out in the upper 20s to low 30s with mostly to partly cloudy skies overhead.