Rising temperatures, rain prompt flood concerns
A mild and moist Pacific flow will bring the threat of valley rain and mountain snow to western Montana beginning Monday afternoon and lasting periodically through the week. The best chance of rain will be from Missoula north to Kalispell west to Idaho. There will be a chance of showers Tuesday in southwest Montana around Butte and Bozeman. The rain will be falling on melting snow, which may speed up the melting of snow from last weeks winter weather. When you combine all of these factors together, it's a setup that cold lead to some flooding.
This week daytime highs will be in the 40s and 50s with overnight lows right around the freezing mark.
We are tracking a cold front that will lower snow levels close the valley floor. A rain snow mix will be possible early Thursday.