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The Season Winter is near, but temperatures certainly will not feel like it!

Posted at 8:09 AM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 11:13:39-05

A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for areas along the Rocky Mountain Front out through central Montana for this EVENING into FRIDAY.

A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for northwest Montana from this EVENING into FRIDAY.

A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for The Livingston and Beartooth Foothills area for this EVENING until NOON SATURDAY.

With winter creeping up on us, temperatures will surprisingly warm-up. Breezy conditions will prevail along the Rocky Mountain Front and spread across central and north-central Montana tonight going into tomorrow. The strongest winds will be on Friday; the winds will gust up t0 75mph along the Rocky Mountain front. The blowing of snow could reduce visibility, and the drifting of snow could lead to some lane blockages. The high temperatures around the Treasure State will reach the 30's and 40's today. A Pacific pattern will result in rain and snow in the northwest corner of Montana today.Still, little to no precipitation will spread east of the Continental Divide through the weekend. A favorable weather pattern will produce warmer temperatures for the next few days, due to the downslope of winds. That downsloping wind east of the Divide will warm temperatures up through the week into the '40s and '50s. A few snow showers could push across the Divide Sunday and Monday. The rest of the week temperatures will remain favorable. The first official day of winter is Saturday, and highs will be mild in the 40s and low 50s. Overall, weather conditions will stay windy and warm for the next few days. Temperatures will take a slight dip into the start of next week. There is a mild chance for light snow on Christmas Eve next Tuesday.

Enjoy your day, and grab a hat because today will be 💨

Asia Raye😊