Temperatures are on the Up and Up

Posted at 6:38 PM, Nov 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 20:53:20-05

Temperatures are on an upswing across Montana. Although some places warmed into the 40s on Thursday, cold air was locked in around Havre where highs stayed in the 10s. A chinook will continue to pump in warmer temperatures across Montana on Friday. Highs will warm into the 40s and 50s for most towns, and a few spots may even hit 60. Fairly strong wind of up to 40mph will blow off of the Rocky Mountain Front and out across north-central Montana. That wind will push the cold air out, even in the Havre area. A chinook arch cloud formation will develop just east of the Continental Divide making for mostly cloudy skies around Cut Bank to Great Falls. Elsewhere there will be partly cloudy skies. This weekend will start out mild and partly cloudy, but it won't end that way. Saturday will have sunshine early with highs reaching the 40s and 50s, but a sharp cold front will come through the state in the evening. Temperatures will nosedive and light snow will spread across most of the state east of the Continental Divide. Sunday will be cold with widespread light snow through the morning hours. Accumulation will generally range from 1-3". Highs will only be in the 10s and 20s. The snow will slowly clear late on Sunday as high pressure pushes in for Veterans' Day on Monday. Clear skies and chilly temperatures will be found across the state on the holiday. Mild air will work back through the area on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Have a great day!
Curtis Grevenitz