The calm and dry weather pattern will be transitioning to a more active one through the weekend. A moist and mild Pacific flow will bring moisture into western Montana. That means clouds and increasing chances of rain showers and high mountain snow. The best chance will be focused on northwest Montana from north of Missoula into the Kalispell areas. Showers and sprinkles will develop late Thursday afternoon and last through early Friday morning. After a break, more showers will develop late Friday and Friday night and last periodically through the weekend. There will only be a slight chance for showers across southwest Montana around Butte and Bozeman.
Mild temperatures will continue. Normal highs for mid February should be in the mid to upper 30s. Instead, we will see highs in the 40s to around 50. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
The unsettled weather pattern will continue into next week with similar temperatures.