Weather Forecast: Snow and cold through the weekend

Posted at 6:25 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 12:01:56-05

MISSOULA — Light snow will develop this morning in southwest Montana, primarily from Stevensville east to Philipsburg and south. These locations could see a few inches of snow. A few light snow showers could make it as far north as the I-90 corridor with very little to no snow accumulation expected. Northwest Montana will see sunshine and cold temperatures Friday with highs again only in the single digits.

Our next system will bring light snow back to southwest Montana Saturday. This system will have slightly less moisture than the one today, however, another few inches will be possible across southwest Montana. Once again, a few light snow showers or flurries may reach the I-90 corridor with very little snow expected. Northwest Montana will remain dry and cold with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the single digits and teens.

Sunday will be mostly dry across western Montana. It will remain cold with highs topping out in the teens to low 20s.

Another system will bring a better chance for snow to the northern Rockies Monday and Tuesday of next week. While details are still coming together the chance for accumulating snow looks likely across western Montana for this time period. Snow amounts and timing are still uncertain so stay tuned for updates as we move through the weekend. Temperatures will slowly be warming with highs in the 20s and 30s Monday and Tuesday.

Long-range models have active winter weather sticking around through next week and even possibly into next weekend with several chances for snow developing. Temperatures will be warming as well with highs returning to the seasonal average, mid to upper 30s by the end of next week.