New Storm Brings Heavy Snow, Strong Wind, Sunshine & Warmth Too

Posted at 6:51 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 21:00:32-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front out through central Montana through Friday.
A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for Marias Pass and the Glacier area.
A WINTER STORM WARNING continues for northwest Montana.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the lower elevations of northwest Montana.
An AVALANCHE WATCH has been issued for the Whitefish Mountain Range.

A new storm will bring a wide, wide variety of weather to Montana over the next several days. The wintry weather will be confined to northwest Montana, where upwards of 2-3 feet could accumulate in the highest mountains. Periods of freezing rain are possible in the valleys of northwest Montana. Please use caution if you are traveling in this part of the state, or if you are traveling on I-90 into Idaho and eastern Washington. East of the Divide will be quite different though with sunshine and mild temperatures. It's not all peaches and cream though, as powerful wind will blow across much of north central Montana through Saturday. Some gusts off of the Rocky Mountain Front could approach 90mph. The last day of autumn and the first day of winter will not feel like normal conditions for this time of year. Highs will climb into the 40s and 50s over the next few days. Early next week temperatures will cool off back into the 30s for highs. There will be some areas of light snow east of the Divide on Monday, then again Christmas Eve night into Christmas Day. So it's still possible some areas in Montana have a White Christmas.

Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz