MISSOULA — Scattered, light snow showers will remain in the forecast through the day Wednesday. The valleys of west-central and northwest Montana have the best chance to see light accumulations of 1"-to-3". Southwest Montana valleys will generally see around 0.5"-to-2". The mountains along the Montana/Idaho border will pick up the most snow with 6"-to-12" possible depending on location.
The warmest and wettest air looks to move into the northern Rockies Thursday. Temperatures in the upper 30's to low 40's will keep precipitation as a rain/snow mix Thursday morning then turn to all rain by the afternoon. The exception to this will be the higher elevation valleys such as Philipsburg, Georgetown Lake, Seeley Lake and Swan Lake. These locations could see 3"-to-6" of snow Thursday before turning to a rain/snow mix.
The mountains during this time will continue to pile up the snow with an additional 1-2 ft. possible.
Off and on scattered rain and snow showers along with mountain snow will continue Friday and Saturday. Highs will remain in the upper 30's to low 40's.