First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

High pressure will dominate western Montana's weather through Saturday.  That means frigid nights and sunny, cold days through the early weekend.  Lows dropping below zero area wide Thursday night with single digits above and  below zero Friday night.  Highs during the days in the upper 10s and 20s. Morning freezing fog will be possible Saturday with some areas having it hang around a good part of the day.

Lake effect snow flurries will possible on the southeast side of Flathead Lake with low clouds possibly hovering over the Mission Valley.

Increasing cloud cover will prelude a round of light snow moving through Southwest Montana and possibly as far north as Missoula sometime between Saturday night and late Sunday.

Milder weather will be back into the forecast next week with skies remaining mostly dry.

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