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POSTED: 2:08 PM Jan 12 2012   UPDATED: 1:33 PM Jan 13 2012

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Matt Halttunen and Mara Helland

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

A wave of moisture is moving through western Montana, with areas of light rain and drizzle, mainly west of the divide with partly cloudy skies across southwest Montana.  The rain will gradually end by midnight, with partly to mostly cloudy skies and lows in the 30s.

A stronger wave of moisture will rotate around a storm in the Pacific on Friday.  Widespread rain will develop along and south of I-90 by afternoon, including Missoula, Butte and Bozeman.  The rain will spread north into the Kalispell area by evening, with widespread rain and high elevation snow Friday night.  Many areas may receive a quarter to a half inch of rain.  Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s on Friday.

Showers again on Saturday, gradually ending by Sunday.  Continued cool over the weekend with highs in the 50s.  We are still expecting a drier and warmer weather pattern by the middle of next week when highs will warm into the 60s to around 70.

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Hourly Forecast

9PM MDT
Chance of Rain
43°
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12AM MDT
Chance of Rain
38°
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3AM MDT
Chance of Rain
34°
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6AM MDT
Chance of Rain
32°
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9AM MDT
Chance of Rain
38°
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12PM MDT
Rain Showers
49°
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Weather Watchers Bios

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Alan Young

As a native of the Washington portion of the Pacific Northwest, Montana has always held a certain allure.

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Amanda Hodges

I?m a retired school teacher and have lived here since I retired at age 55.

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Betsy Rieffenberger

I was raised in Ohio and attended Miami University and Ohio State University

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Bill Meadows

I'm third generation on our ranch on Little Beaver Creek at Whitepine

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Chris Gotschalk

I have been interested in weather for ever. As an oceanographer and boat captain

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Dave and Laurie

We have lived in Montana since 2005. Dave has been interested in weather every since he took flying lessons many years ago.

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Deb Peltier

I was born and raised in Western Montana; have lived in this area all of my life.

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Dennis DeVivo

Dillon, MT I am a 68 year old semi-retired pilot/flight instructor and airplane mechanic.

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Glen Helms

I have lived in Montana for 70 years in the Eureka area.

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Greg Harbac

Age 58 Born: Miles City, MT Grades: 1 ? 12 Miles City, MT

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Janet Olson

Originally from Massachusetts and more recently, California,

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Jay and Shirley Bridgewater

Born in South Holland, Illinois on the South Side of Chicago ? Northwest Indiana.

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Jeff Aresty

I live near the Summit Lake divide, midway between Seeley Lake and Condon.

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Jim Malone

I am pleased to be a weather watcher for the West Glacier area.

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Joni Finney

I have lived in Montana since 1993 and in Evaro since 1995.

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Lorie Phelps

I have lived in Montana for 15 years this April, I was born and raised in California.

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Merri Pasquinzo

I am a retired Educational Interpreter For The Deaf.

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Matt Halttunen and Mara Helland

Matt is a 4th generation Montanan who grew up in the Bonner area.

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Nansi Cisneros

I was born and raised in Hollywood, California. Went to college as an Animal Husbandry major

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Paulette Holman

We live at Chimney Peaks up the Hoover Creek Drainage above Drummond

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Rick Hook

I have been in Libby for a little longer than two years.

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Roger Jenkins

I am a retired scientist (analytical chemistry) who, while my first hike in Montana

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Shane Arnott

I have always had an interest in the natural world and have enjoyed all types of outside activities.

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Shirley Gunter

Hi! I'm Shirley Gunter, 2nd grade teacher at Kila School, a small K-8 school southwest of Kalispell.

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Stephanie Smith

I was born in ID and grew up all over MT; from Spotted Bear to Hamilton to Bozeman.

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Todd Johnson

I went to school at the U of M in the mid 70s and lived in a log cabin out on the Blackfoot River.

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Yvonne Frick

I am a native to this beautiful Big Hole Valley. I was raised on our family ranch in Jackson.

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Anonymous

I grew up on SE Montana on a cattle ranch along the Powder River