A Little Wintry, Then Wonder “fall”

Posted at 8:04 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 22:06:21-04

Would you believe some dramatic weather changes are heading toward Montana?  Warmer air is on the way, but so is another blast of winter-like weather.  Friday will be a much warmer and windier day.  A chinook wind will gust up to 40mph off the Rocky Mountain Front, and most of the state will have gusts topping 20mph.  There will be some high clouds at times but the sun will be out for most of the state most of the afternoon.  Highs will warm into the 50s to around 60.  It’s the “warm before the storm” because another cold front will slice through the state at night.  Saturday will start out cloudy, cold, windy with snow showers through much of the area.  By Saturday afternoon, most of the snow will taper off but it will still be cold and blustery.  Highs will only be in the 30s to around 40, with 20s in the mountains.  North winds up to 20mph will create wind chills in the 10s and 20s.  Snow accumulation will range from just a coating up to 2″ in the lower elevations, but as much as 6″ in the mountains.  Saturday night will be the coldest night so far this fall as temperatures drop into the 10s and 20s.  Sunday will start out cold with Canadian high pressure overhead, but skies will clear and the wind will be light.  Highs will warm into the 40s to around 50.  Ok, that’s not really warm but next week’s temperatures will reach the 60s to near 70 as Montana will experience picture-perfect fall weather.

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz