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Snowy and Slippery Start to Wednesday

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Posted at 6:55 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 08:56:14-04

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect for the Little Belt Mountains until noon.
A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for most of central and northern Montana for Friday in anticipation of another powerful wind event.

It's a snowy start to Wednesday from around the Capital through Wolf Creek Canyon and up the Rocky Mountain Front. A burst of snow has accumulated on the roads where slippery conditions have been reported. Please use caution especially up over the mountain passes. Areas of snow will dissipate through the afternoon. Northwest winds will gust up to 20-30mph on Wednesday, considerably less than Tuesday's wind. Thursday and Friday will be very different as more enjoyable weather moves in. Thursday will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the 50s. Wind will be fairly strong up to 30mph over the prairies. Friday will be the nicest day of the week with sunshine and highs well up into the 60s, but strong wind will develop once again. A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for Friday as gusts could top out between 50-70mph once again. This warmth won't last as a strong cold front will bring much colder temperatures and areas of snow into Saturday morning. Those venturing out into the higher terrain on Saturday will face colder temperatures and accumulating snow. Areas of snow will accumulate up to a few inches in the lower elevations on Saturday. Highs will only reach the 30s. Sunday will be partly cloudy with mainly mountain snow showers and highs in the 30s. Another cold front is likely to pass through Monday night into Tuesday with more snow and even colder temperatures. The stretch from Saturday through Wednesday will be more like winter with colder temperatures and periods of snow.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz