Snow will accumulate at some passes
A cold front has ushered colder air into western Montana.
A few surges of Pacific moisture will move across the region, with each one bring a chance of precipitation.
The first surge will move across the region Wednesday night, with a few rain and snow showers in the valleys turning to all snow showers. There will be snow showers at the passes, with a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY posted from midnight through the day on Thursday. The advisory is for Lolo and Lookout Passes where one to three inches of snow are possible.
A few more snow and graupel showers on Thursday and again Friday. Southwest Montana will have the best chance of snow showers on Friday.
Temperatures will remain well below normal with lows in the upper 20s and 30s and highs in the upper 30s and 40s.
For the UM Homecoming parade and game on Saturday in Missoula, most of the snow will have ended. However, it will be partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a snow shower. Lows in the lower 30s and highs in the 40s.
Milder next week as highs will warm back to the 50s.