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Missoula, MT 59802

8°F

Clear Feels like 8°
  • 0 mph
  • 73%
  • 30.31 in
  • 8:16 AM
  • 5:15 PM

TONIGHT

7°F
Clear

  • 1 mph ENE
  • 0%
  • 5:15 PM
  • Monday

    23° /
  • Tuesday

    32° / 14°
  • Wednesday

    36° / 26°
  • Thursday

    37° / 30°
  • Friday

    28° / 14°
  • Saturday

    29° / 16°

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Wintry mix possible tomorrow, much warmer weather begins

So far in many areas it's been the coldest winter since 1978-79 according to data from the National Weather Service. This week however will be a break in that trend as we warm up dramatically midweek.

In the meantime, Air Quality Warnings remain in place for areas west of the divide and will likely remain in place through at least midday Tuesday. Clouds moving in ahead of our next storm will keep temperatures a bit warmer, with lows in the single digits above and below zero where we've been getting consistently cold over the weekend. Kalispell will remain in the teens tonight.

Expect the strong inversions that have kept many of our valleys in the cold to begin to let up on Tuesday. Highs will jump to the 20s and 30s in most valley locations.

Precipitation will begin to fall late in the day across the northern parts of our viewing area. Look for a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain around Lincoln and Flathead counties with a few scattered showers possible as far south as Missoula.

Overnight and Wednesday will be the peak of the rainfall in the region as snow levels rise above 6000 feet. Expect rainy conditions with some ice formation on area roadways as ground temperatures lag behind in warming up with the surrounding air. Sleet and freezing rain are both possibilities Wednesday morning from the Bitterroot Valley all the way to Canada before warming to all rain later in the day. Highs will hit the 30s and 40s.

Cooler air takes over late Thursday and will push us back to all snow. Late Thursday will be the best chance for Butte and Bozeman to see some precipitation after being mostly left out on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Beyond Thursday our weather pattern becomes much more typical for this time of the year. Highs will be in the 20s and 30s with lows in the single digits and teens with a chance for snow showers.


3 Period Forecast

  • Current

    Clear
  • Tonight

    12°
    Clear 0%
  • Tomorrow

    32°/14°
    Light Snow 40%

Missoula Daily Forecast

  • Monday

    23° /
    Partly Cloudy 20%
  • Tuesday

    32° / 14°
    Light Snow 40%
  • Wednesday

    36° / 26°
    Rain/Snow 60%
  • Thursday

    37° / 30°
    Rain/Snow 60%
  • Friday

    28° / 14°
    Mostly Cloudy 20%
  • Saturday

    29° / 16°
    Mostly Cloudy 20%
  • Sunday

    27° / 12°
    Partly Cloudy 10%
  • Monday

    26° / 11°
    Mostly Cloudy 20%