Weather Forecast: Rain showers and cooler temperatures Monday

Posted at 5:06 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 12:19:18-04

MISSOULA — A system will bring rain showers to all of western Montana Monday morning. However, the most steady rain looks to fall in west-central and southwest Montana.

The terrain above 7,000 feet will see a heavy dusting of short-lived snow this morning.

By late morning and afternoon, these showers will come to an end. Highs will be below average today topping out in the 60s to low 70s.

Select valleys of north-central Idaho and western Montana will see temperatures drop to or below 32 degrees Tuesday morning.

This will present the threat for frost/freeze and could damage unprotected vegetation.

Areas with the best chance to see frost will be, Polebridge, Seeley/Swan Valley, Ovando, Avon and Deerlodge through Butte.

This cooldown will be short-lived as sunny skies and upper 70s and 80s return Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures will continue to warm each day through Friday and Saturday.

Friday in fact looks quite warm as highs top out in upper 80s to middle 90s.