Weather Forecast: Rain, snow and freezing rain possible Monday morning

Posted at 5:35 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 11:36:05-04

MISSOULA — Scattered rain showers will stick around west-central and southwest Montana this morning.

Northwest Montana could see a rain/snow mix or even some freezing rain. For this reason Winter Weather Advisories remain in place for the Flathead/Mission Valleys, Seeley Lake Region and West Glacier Region through 10 am.

Showers will linger off and on through Monday and Monday night with highs in the 40s to low 50s.

A drier day is expected Tuesday with partly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will remain in the 40s to low 50s.

Our next system will bring rain and snow back to the forecast Wednesday. Once again the valleys of west-central and southwest Montana will see rain while northwest Montana could see a rain/snow mix. Highs Wednesday will top out in the 40s.

Starting Thursday, a cold air mass will enter the northern Rockies. However, this time all of western Montana will have a chance to see snow as cold air will impact the entire region. Expect highs Thursday and Friday to top out only in the 30s.

We are then watching for an even stronger and colder air mass to move through this weekend. Exact details on timing and how much snow is still uncertain.

However, confidence is growing for cold and potentially record-breaking temperatures this weekend as highs for Saturday and Sunday look to only top out in the 20s to low 30s with lows in the single digits.