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Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. this weekend

A Pacific storm system will continue to impact the West Coast through Sunday. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding, as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. At higher elevations, strong winds and heavy snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
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13 Miles ESE Essex MT

7 Day Forecast

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Missoula, MT Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Snow

Low: 33 °F

Sunday

Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Rain/Snow

High: 38 °F

Sunday
Night

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow
Likely

Low: 28 °F

Monday

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Snow
Likely

High: 31 °F

Monday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: 24 °F

Tuesday

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Snow
Likely

High: 31 °F

Tuesday
Night

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Snow
Likely

Low: 26 °F

Wednesday

Snow

Snow

High: 28 °F

Wednesday
Night

Snow

Snow

Low: 22 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight Snow. Low around 33. Breezy, with a southwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Sunday Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 11am. High near 38. West wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Sunday Night Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Monday Snow showers likely, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. West southwest wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. West southwest wind around 9 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Tuesday Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Wednesday Snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.
  • Wednesday Night Snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
  • Christmas Day Snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
  • Thursday Night Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
  • Friday Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16.
  • Friday Night Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.
  • Saturday A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.