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Weather Forecast: Mostly dry and quiet weekend ahead

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Posted at 5:50 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 07:50:36-05

MISSOULA — Low stratus clouds and fog have develop across portions of western Montana this morning. It may take a while for some locations to rid itself of the fog and clouds, keeping some locations, specifically across northwest Montana cloudy and gloomy through the day.

A weak system will bring a few scattered snow showers to western Montana Friday afternoon and evening. Most of the snow will stay in the mountains, however, a few scattered showers or flurries may reach the valleys. Highs Friday will top out in the mid to upper 30s.

Over all dry and seasonally cool temperatures are expected this weekend. Valley fog will be possible each morning with highs in the low to mid 30s Saturday and Sunday.

Looking at next week, another warm up is expected across the northern Rockies as our mild winter weather continues. Highs will return to the upper 30s and low 40s Monday. Temperatures will then continue to warm with highs reaching the low to middle 40s by Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our next weather system moves in Wednesday and Thursday of next week bringing more mountain snow and rain/snow or all rain to the valleys.