Powerful Wind Proceeds Another Shot of Snow

Posted at 7:21 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 09:21:24-04

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for central Montana including Helena and Great Falls.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the Little Belt Mountains from tonight into Wednesday.

A potent storm will push through the state today with a variety of weather conditions. High wind is the biggest concern that could cause travel issues. Strong wind will make it difficult to drive this afternoon and uncomfortable to be outside. Rain showers will be scattered across the state, and even a few thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening. Behind the front, colder air will move in with lowering snow levels. Mountain passes will see a light snow accumulation through Tuesday night into Wednesday. Wednesday will be a much cooler day with scattered snow showers. Little to no accumulation is likely in the lower elevations, but a few inches will accumulate near the mountains. Kings Hill Pass could have up to 8" of snow. After a short cool down, Thursday and Friday will be dry with increasing warmth. Highs will be in the 50s on Thursday, and Friday will top out in the 60s across the state. That warmup will be short lived as yet another cold front will bring colder temperatures and periods of snow this weekend into Monday. Highs through the weekend will be in the 30s, and the snow accumulation should be light for most areas.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz