MISSOULA — We are tracking a break from widespread rain and snow in our area tonight.
Dry and more stable air is moving into the forecast tonight.
While we may still have a few spotty rain showers in the valleys, a washout isn’t in the forecast for Saturday.
Early weekend outdoor plans look to be decently nice with warmer weather with mostly dry air – maybe a chance of a sprinkle or two.
If you are hiking, skiing, or boarding in upper elevations, you will likely still see some low layers of clouds with a few flurries falling through the entire weekend. Stability won’t be high enough in mountains to completely prevent lifting, so this is why snow will continue to fall lightly across mountain peaks.
If you are debating whether to enjoy outdoor plans in valleys, Saturday may be the best bet, because we track widespread rain and snow back in the forecast for Sunday.
What will be consistent through the weekend is temperatures.
Highs will top out consistently in the upper 30s and low 40s through Western Montana through the weekend and to begin next week, too.
The same weather pattern follows next week. Rain and snow off and on in the forecast through Friday with warmer than average temperatures fluctuating only a degree or so for highs through midweek next week.