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First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

Areas of patchy fog are possible once again tonight around Northwest Montana south to the northern Bitterroot Valley and Salmon. Patchy fog is also possible in far Southwest Montana where rain and snow showers fell early Wednesday. Otherwise it will be a calm night with lows in the upper teens to middle 20s.

Thursday will be another mild day with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid 30s to upper 40s. The Butte and Bozeman areas will easily break 40 degrees again tomorrow while temperatures will be more variable around Missoula and Kalispell with cool air settling into some valleys.

Another mild, but slightly cooler, day is expected Friday. A storm system will impact Eastern Montana on Saturday. We will remain dry with partly to mostly cloudy skies. a few of our eastern mountain passes could see a shower or two on Saturday and a slight chance of a shower is still possible for our eastern counties then. Highs cool to the lower and middle 30s for the weekend.

Shower chances will be better in Kalispell late Sunday as a Pacific storm system approaches the state. It looks like precipitation will begin as snow in Northwest Montana before switching over to a mix early next week. Everyone has a chance for showers in the early part of next week. It's too far out to say who gets rain and who gets snow, so for now we will continue with a forecast calling for a mix Monday and Tuesday of next week with highs in the middle 30s.

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Mark Heyka

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Brooke Foster

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Matt Gray

Matt joined the NBC Montana weather team in July 2013 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology.