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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 Pacific Northwest through late 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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9 Miles W Essex MT

7 Day Forecast

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Missoula, MT Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Chance Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Rain/Snow

Low: 29 °F

Monday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Snow

High: 34 °F

Monday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 24 °F

Tuesday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Snow

High: 31 °F

Tuesday
Night

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow
Likely

Low: 27 °F

Wednesday

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow
Likely

High: 33 °F

Wednesday
Night

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow
Likely

Low: 28 °F

Christmas
Day

Chance Snow

Chance
Snow

High: 28 °F

Thursday
Night

Chance Snow

Chance
Snow

Low: 15 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight Scattered rain and snow showers before 11pm, then scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West southwest wind 7 to 13 mph becoming north northwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Monday A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. West southwest wind around 8 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Monday Night A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. South southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
  • Tuesday A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Southwest wind around 6 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Wednesday Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
  • Wednesday Night Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Christmas Day A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.
  • Thursday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
  • Friday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
  • Friday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
  • Saturday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
  • Saturday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
  • Sunday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.