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919 FXUS65 KMSO 231004 AFDMSO Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Missoula MT 404 AM MDT Fri Apr 23 2021 .DISCUSSION...Scattered showers continue to move through the Northern Rockies this morning. These showers are mainly producing light snow with higher elevation locations experience some snow accumulations on paved surfaces. A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Butte/Blackfoot region for this morning as slick conditions will be present for this mornings commute. The shower activity will be diminishing throughout the day as a weak ridge of high pressure slides over the area. The upper level flow will become southwesterly on Saturday allowing a plume of moisture to stream into the region. The Northern Rockies should be prepared for another round of widespread precipitation. Snow should be mainly confined to the higher terrain during the day on Saturday, but by Sunday morning locations above 4500 feet could experience some light snow accumulations. Cool and showery conditions will persist into Monday. Temperatures are expected to warm back to seasonal reading by Tuesday and remain there for the remainder of the week. Uncertainty lies on the potential of showers for the rest of the week. && .AVIATION...Scattered showers will continue to move through the Northern Rockies this morning. KMSO and KBTM have the best chance of being impacted by showers through 23/18z. KBTM will probably have the greatest impact as snow should drop visibilities down IFR conditions for a period of time this morning. && .MSO WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MT...Winter Weather Advisory until 11 AM MDT this morning Butte/Blackfoot Region. ID...None. && $$ is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.