MISSOULA — Several weak systems will keep clouds along with a few snow flurries or rain sprinkles in the forecast Friday and Saturday. Highs will top out in the low to middle 40's Friday and upper 40's to low 50's Saturday.
A cold front will move through the northern Rockies late Sunday afternoon into Monday morning. Mountain snow and valley rain will be most widespread Sunday afternoon and evening as the front approaches then moves through. Sunday, before the front moves through will see highs in the low to middle 50's.
Changes to the forecast for next week have come together over the last 24 hours as all models are now pointing towards a cooler and active weather forecast. Monday and Tuesday will see highs in the upper 40's to low 50's. A cold front will then pass through the northern Rockies Tuesday night. This will lead to temperatures topping out only in the upper 30's to low 40's Wednesday and Thursday.
Scattered valley rain/snow along with mountain snow will be in the forecast each day next week. Mountains could see several rounds of accumulating snow while valleys see periods of snow or a rain/snow mix.