Mild weather this Thanksgiving week


Milder air will move across western Montana this week which means snow levels will rise and driving conditions should not be too bad for Thanksgiving.

Driving conditions will be the worst from now through Tuesday morning. Lingering valley rain and mountain snow through Monday evening. Then some partial clearing by morning with patchy fog. Mountain passes received snow and roadways will remain treacherous in some areas. Additionally, black ice may form in some of the valleys. Another inch or two of snow in the mountains. Lows in the 20s to around 30.

A mild and moist Pacific flow will result in clouds and periodic valley rain and a mountain rain and snow mix west of the divide Tuesday through Thanksgiving Day. This will mainly be from Missoula north to Kalispell. Snow levels will continue to rise.

Elsewhere, Tuesday through Thursday, skies will be variably cloudy with breezy and mild conditions.

Highs Tuesday in the 40s. Lows in the 30s with highs in the 40s and lower 50s Wednesday Highs in the 50s Thursday, which is well above normal for this time of the year.

Mostly dry this weekend with highs in the 40s.