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Weather Forecast: Sunny and mild Friday with changes this weekend

Posted at 5:56 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 07:56:36-05

MISSOULA — High pressure will lead to sunny and mild weather Friday as highs top out in the upper 40's to mid 50's. If you can try to get out today as changes move in for the weekend.

A cold front will bring scattered valley rain/snow showers along with mountain snow to the forecast Saturday. The front looks to reach northwest Montana by mid morning, the Missoula area around lunchtime, then southwest Montana by mid afternoon. Expect scattered rain/snow along with breezy winds as the front moves through. High temperatures will drop into the low to middle 40's Saturday.

Sunday looks to be a mostly dry day with mostly to partly cloudy skies overhead. Highs will top out in the 30's to low 40's.

Active weather looks to remain in the forecast Monday through Wednesday of next week.

A system moving in Tuesday and Wednesday will have the potential to bring heavy snow back to the mountains, especially along the Montana/Idaho Border. The valleys will see much lighter amounts with scattered rain/snow most likely Tuesday. The bigger valley impacts may be the development of strong wind gusts as the system moves through. We will continue to monitor this and bring updates as we move through the weekend.