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Farewell Fall, Hello Wind and Warmth!

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Posted at 8:10 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 10:29:58-05

A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for areas along the Rocky Mountain Front out through central Montana for this EVENING into FRIDAY.

A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for northwest Montana from this EVENING into FRIDAY.

A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for The Livingston and Beartooth Foothills area for this EVENING until NOON SATURDAY.

Temperatures will surprisingly warm-up for the next few days. Breezy conditions will prevail along the Rocky Mountain Front and spread across central and north-central Montana today and tomorrow. The strongest winds will be along the Rocky Mountain front, with gust reaching up to 80mph. A Pacific pattern will result in rain and snow in the northwest corner of Montana today, periods of freezing rain is possible in the valleys of Northwest Montana. Little to no precipitation will spread east of the Continental Divide through the weekend. Travel could be difficult if you are traveling through I-90 into Idaho and eastern Washington. The high temperatures for around the Treasure State today will reach the 40's and 50's. A favorable weather pattern will produce warmer temperatures for the next few days. A few snow showers could push across east of the Divide Monday. The rest of the weekend temperatures will remain favorable. The first official day of winter is tomorrow, and the high temperatures will reach the 40s and low 50s. Overall, weather conditions will stay windy and warm for the next couple of days. Temperatures will take a slight dip into the start of next week. There is a mild chance for light snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas in areas of Montana.
Enjoy your day, and grab a hat because today will be 💨

Asia Raye😊