MISSOULA — A few showers will pass through northwest Montana this afternoon, that along with clouds will keep temperatures cooler compared to the rest of the region. West-central and southwest Montana will see very mild temperatures Friday as highs top out in the 50's and even low 60's with a mix of sun and clouds overhead.
A slow moving cold front will bring valley rain along with mountain snow back to the forecast Friday night into Saturday. Showers will first start in northwest Montana Friday night and continue into Saturday. West-central and southwest Montana will see increasing clouds Friday night into Saturday morning with valley rain and mountain snow developing Saturday afternoon.
Sunday through Wednesday of next week, a mostly dry weather pattern will set up. Temperatures to start the week will be in the low to middle 40's with a slow warming trend back into the low 50's by Wednesday.
By the end of next week and into the weekend, models are showing a relatively cold air mass moving in. This would drop temperatures into the 30's and low 40's with wintry and snowy weather potentially making a return. With this still being a week out, exact details are still unclear. We will continue to bring updates as details come together moving into next week.