Storm system moves out of area


A storm system that has brought rain, snow and graupel showers to western Montana will move out of the region Monday night.

There will be lingering showers until around midnight. The West Yellowstone and Big Sky areas along with Bozeman Pass may see a couple inches of snow and even a slushy half inch in teh valleys around Bozeman. The partly cloudy with patchy fog area wide. Lows in the 20s to lower 30s.

A break tomorrow with partly cloudy skies. Cool with highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Another storm system will develop on Wednesday. Showers will develop late in the day across northwest Montana around Kalispell. By Wednesday night and Thursday, widespread rain and snow will focus on areas along and south of I-90, especially southwest Montana. The snow level will be around 5000 feet with 3 to 8 inches of snow possible at Lolo, Lost Trail, MacDonald, Homestake, Monida and Bozeman Passes along with the West Yellowstone area. The Butte area could see some snow with manily rain showers in the Bozeman and Missoula areas. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Lingering showers across southwest Montana on Friday.

A nice break from the precipitation will occur Saturday through Monday of next week. We should see some sunshine with highs warming to the 50s.