A HIGH WIND WARNING continues for north-central Montana and along the Rocky Mountain Front into Wednesday afternoon.
A FLOOD WARNING continues for the Milk River near Glasgow.
An AREAL FLOOD ADVISORY continues for northern Phillips and Valley Counties for melting snow.
A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for north-central Montana and along the Rocky Mountain Front for Friday into Saturday.
Winter is coming back with a vengeance. Significant snow, wind and dangerous cold returns to Montana starting on Friday. Before we get to that storm the weather over the next several days will be unsettled in their own right. Wednesday a cold front will move south through the state with strong wind, mixed rain/snow showers, and even isolated thunderstorms. While showers will be widespread and could be briefly heavy, precipitation totals will be fairly light. Just the mountains could see a few inches of snow through the evening hours. Strong wind will gradually die down through the afternoon and evening. Thursday will be a cooler day with a few light snow showers. The real snow will increase on Friday, first across the Rocky Mountain Front early in the morning with snow spreading south and east through the morning into the afternoon. Great Falls should have snow by late morning, Helena and Lewistown by late afternoon or evening. Snow will fall at a moderate rate, north wind will increase up to 20mph, and temperatures will fall through the 10s and 20s into the 0s in some locations. Snow and wind will reduce visibility through Friday night and Saturday. Saturday will have harsh winter conditions with snow, wind and cold temperatures. Travel will be difficult, especially along the Hi-Line and the Rocky Mountain Front. Snow will taper off later on Saturday but areas of snow and slippery roads will continue into Sunday. Arctic high pressure could drop temperatures to between -10 and -20 on Saturday and Sunday nights. The weather will quiet down and start slowly warming up early next week.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to this storm.
Have a great day.