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First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

We are tracking a storm system that will impact the region through the weekend. Today, the best chance of rain will be from the Missoula area to around Butte.  Highs will be in the 60s today, with lower 70s in southwest Montana around Bozeman.  All of western Montana will have a chance of rain tonight and Saturday, with the rain diminishing on Sunday.  Highs will remain in the upper 50s and 60s this weekend with lows in the upper 30s and 40s.  Sunshine will return early next week with highs warming back to the 70s.

BENEFICIAL RAIN (today through Sunday): Some places will see more than a half inch of rain, including the Clearwater mountains of Idaho through the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys.  Locations around Butte, Seeley Lake, and Glacier National Park may see a storm total of over an inch of rain. Snow will be possible in the higher elevations of both Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.

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Mark Heyka

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Matt joined the NBC Montana weather team in July 2013 and fell in love with the Montana lifestyle.