Fall's Almost Finished: Big Changes Develop Toward Thanksgiving

Posted at 6:23 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 20:49:28-05

A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for much of central and northern Montana for Saturday into Sunday.

One last stretch of pleasant fall weather will continue for Friday into the weekend. High pressure will allow for ample sunshine for Friday. An increase in wind will be felt off of the Rocky Mountain Front. All in all, it will be a fine late fall day with highs in the 30s and 40s. Saturday won't be that bad but there will be more cloud cover. Wind will be strong across north-central Montana. Highs will be in the 40s to around 50 for most of the state. Anyone headed to Bozeman for the Cats-Griz game should have partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 40s. Sunday is when the overall pattern begins to change. A cold front will work through the state kicking off a few mixed rain and snow showers in the lower elevations, with snow in the mountains. It will turn windy for most locations throughout the day. Snow accumulation should be confined to the mountains. Monday will have some light snow accumulating in the western and central parts of the state. Highs will be in the 20s to low 30s. Another chance at widespread light snow is likely on Wednesday which is one of the biggest travel days of the year. At this time travel conditions don't look terrible but there will be some light snow which should affect those that are driving in Montana and its neighboring states. Thanksgiving Day should be cold with some sunshine, highs will only be in the 10s and 20s. Stay tuned for more travel condition updates as we get closer to the holiday.

Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz