High pressure begins to build allowing for cold and dry week ahead


The storm system that brought area-wide snowfall is now making its way out of the region, leaving scattered snow showers in SW Montana and the high terrain of west central Montana. High pressure is starting to build off the west coast, which will affect the area for at least the next week.

Today, snow showers will continue to diminish as we head into the afternoon. Under partly cloudy skies, high temperatures will only rise into the 20s in SW Montana and the low 30s from Missoula to Kalispell.

The high pressure system will move very slowly eastward over the next few days, which will keep weather conditions very similar is western Montana from day to day all the way into the weekend. Except high temperatures in the 20s and 30s with lows in the teens. Areas in SW Montana will dip into the single digits some nights.

There will be strong valley inversions occurring, especially in valleys west of the divide. This will cause chances of fog each morning and low stratus clouds.

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