Widespread snow returns Thursday night, light accumulation possible

Snow melt continues tomorrow afternoon
Fog and wet snow blanketed the Bitterroot Valley Wednesday morning (courtesy: Colleen Reilly)
Posted at 3:33 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 17:33:57-05

MISSOULA — Besides a few isolated pockets of light snow showers this afternoon and evening, Western Montana is shaping up to be mostly dry this evening.

Stable air continues pushing in throughout the night, so snow showers will mainly stick to mountains tonight.

Temperatures will drop to the 20s and teens tonight.

Tomorrow that stability will stick around, and much like today, we will see a few passing clouds mixed with patches of blue skies.

Late Thursday night our next round of moisture moves in.

This will bring widespread snow showers late Thursday night into Friday morning.

Expect roadways to become slick once again- not only in mountains but in valleys as well.

1-3” of accumulation is possible in valleys while closer to 2-5” in possible in mountains.

This means there will be widespread slick roads during our early Friday morning drive.

Temperatures will rebound back to the 30s and 40s each day this week, so Friday’s early morning snow will turn to a wintry mix and rain in the afternoon.

Widespread moisture will continue to move through in rounds throughout the weekend.

This means we will see a mixture of overnight light snow showers and afternoon wintry mix and rain showers.

Our next chances of sunshine and clear conditions will Thursday afternoon and again Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Otherwise, we are tracking clouds and rain/snow/wintry mix in the forecast.