MISSOULA — As of 3:45 am, the arctic front has reached the Flathead Valley where temperatures are sitting at 10° in Kalispell and Whitefish, 3° in Columbia Falls and 2° in West Glacier. These areas are much colder compared to locations further south and west where temperatures are sitting at 30° in Polson and Troy and mid to upper 20s in Missoula, St. Regis and Seeley Lake.
Snow showers are expected to remain in the forecast Monday with the most widespread snow in northwest Montana. Expect highs in the teens for areas in the Flathead valley and east while temperatures top out in the middle and upper 20's everywhere else.
Breezy winds are expected to make it as far south as the Missoula Valley tonight into Tuesday as the front slowly slides south. The front will really then stop here. Temperatures are expected to be around 16° Tuesday in Kalispell, 25° in Missoula and 28° in Hamilton.
For the rest of the week, off and on light snow showers will remain in the forecast with northwest Montana having the best chance to pick up light accumulations. Temperatures will be slowly warming as well with highs returning to the middle and upper 30's by the weekend.