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First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

Northwest Montana south to the northern Bitterroot Valley and Salmon will once again wake to areas of morning fog. Patchy fog is also possible in far Southwest Montana where rain and snow showers fell early Wednesday. Otherwise, it will be clear to partly cloudy with morning lows in the upper teens to middle 20s.

Today will be another mild day with plenty of sunshine. Afternoon highs remain a touch above normal around Butte and Bozeman, where the temperature will easily break 40 degrees. Temperatures will be closer to normal around Missoula and Kalispell with cool air settling into some valleys.

We will remain dry Friday under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Afternoon highs will be in the 30s.

We are tracking a Pacific storms system that will bring showers for the second part of the weekend. Shower chances will be slightly higher for Kalispell late Sunday. 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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Matt joined the NBC Montana weather team in July 2013 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology.