Valley rain and mountain snow continue

Valley rain and mountain snow continue

It's a bit of a dreary day across western Montana, and it sure does not feel like June 10th. High temperatures will only reach the low to mid 50s, which is 15 to 20 degrees below average for this time of the year. We will continue to see breezy conditions with wind speeds 10-20 mph through the day with scattered valley rain and mountain snow showers.

Overnight low temperatures will be chilly in the upper 30s and low 40s from Missoula north to Kalispell. Areas in southwest Montana may flirt with the freezing mark as temps dip into the low to mid 30s. Expect scattered rain showers across the area. Butte could see light snow mix in with rain early Monday morning.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for the Bitterroot, Sapphire, and the southern Clearwater Mountains until noon Monday above 5500 feet. Snowfall accumulation of 1 to 3 inches between 5500 and 6500 feet with up to 6 inches above 6500 feet. Lost Trail Pass will see a light slushy snow accumulation, before melting quickly on Monday.

Light rain showers will persist into Monday as high temperatures will be in the 50s and low 60s. Monday night will be chilly as all areas will drop into the low to mid 30s, creating hazardous conditions for outdoor plants.

Tuesday and Wednesday, weak high pressure will enter the region, allowing for drier conditions, plenty of sunshine, and temperatures warming back into the 60s and 70s.

A slight chance of rain Thursday before better chances arrive for next weekend.

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