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Snow Moves Out, Cold Moves In

Posted at 5:39 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 23:11:42-05

A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front from Thursday into Sunday.

The latest round of November snow has come to an end. Temperatures will be cold tonight through Thursday morning with many lows in the 0s and 10s. Besides the cold, freezing fog is a possibility. There is significant humidity left in the wake of the storm, and as temperatures drop, fog will form and freeze on contact. This is more likely to happen up on the Hi-Line. High pressure will move in for Thursday with sunny skies after any fog burns off. Temperatures will be chilly, only in the 20s and low 30s for highs. There's one more stretch of pleasant autumn weather before big changes move in. Friday will be a fine, fall day with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 40s to around 50. Saturday will be mild and partly to mostly cloudy, highs will be in the 40s and 50s. The wind will be fairly strong off of the Rocky Mountain Front and out across north-central Montana. Significant changes begin Sunday as a cold front moves through the state with scattered snow showers. Overall, a big pattern change will occur across the western United States all the way out into the Pacific. The jet stream will take a dive south allowing much colder air with a few snow events leading up to Thanksgiving. Travelers could face some problems here in Montana, but across much of the West as a large storm looms.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz