High pressure will continue to dominate the weather across western Montana through early Friday. That means we can expect calm and tranquil weather across the region. Skies will be clear to partly cloudy through Wednesday, with partly cloudy skies on Thursday. Temperatures will remain above normal for this time of the year. Inversions will still prevail in the valleys west of the divide, with patchy morning fog, especially in the Flathead and Mission Valleys. Lows in the 10s in the Butte area to the 20s elsewhere. Highs Wednesday in the 40s. Temperatures will remain about the same for Thursday and Friday.
A storm system will move through the area this weekend. Models are now indicating it will be a little stronger than earlier anticipated. Thus, there is an increased chance of light rain and snow, especially from the Missoula area north to Kalispell. Temperatures will remain mild with highs in the 40s this weekend into early next week.