A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for areas east of the Rocky Mountain Front and Continental Divide from Babb to Helena out to Judith Basin County. A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for extreme northeast Montana up along the Canadian border. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the Hi-Line from Malta through Glasgow to Sidney. A powerful low pressure will produce powerful wind, rain, isolated thunderstorms, and lowering snow levels through Friday. Highs will be in the 40s and 50s, but 30s in northeast Montana and the mountains. A sharp cold front will move through the state that could trigger a few thunderstorms through central Montana in the afternoon and evening. Temperatures and snow levels will drop after dark, with the mountain passes picking up a few inches of accumulation. A mix of rain and snow will fall Friday night into Saturday morning. Saturday will be the nicer out of the two weekend days with highs in the 40s, partly to mostly cloudy skies, and lighter wind. Sunday, a new storm will move in with wind and a mix of rain and snow. Mountain passes will accumulate several more inches through the day. Snow levels will drop to valley floors and plains Sunday evening into Monday morning. Monday will be a wintry day with colder temperatures and areas of light snow. Tuesday and Wednesday will be snowy and colder with highs in the 20s and 30s.
Have a great day!