Breezy conditions and warm air will push temperatures to record levels again in Southwest Montana and several areas in Western Montana again on Monday. Many of our western valleys, especially Missoula, Kalispell, and Salmon will see persistant fog that will turn to hazy conditions in the afternoon. Highs will range from the low 60s in Hamilton and Dillon to the upper 30s in the Missoula Valley. Most communities will see highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
Our stint of calm weather is briefly interrupted Tuesday night and Wednesday morning by a weak area of rain and snow which will likely bring snow to our southern passes into Idaho and Wyoming and could push light rain as far north as Missoula. Whether it's rain or snow showers for Butte and Bozeman at that time largely depends on the exact timing of the showers and how far north they push. This is still a bit uncertain at this time, so continue to check for our latest forecast. We return to stable weather again starting midday Wednesday and continuing for the rest of the week, but at much cooler temperatures.
Arctic air in Eastern Montana on Saturday will continue to hold our temperatures down and may bring a chance for some showers on Sunday. However, it is expected we will stay away from the true arctic cold in the western part of the state and highs will remain in the mid and upper 30s next weekend.
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