Thursday Is The Warm Before The Next Snow Storm

Posted at 6:44 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 20:57:01-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING continues for the Rocky Mountain Front through Wednesday night.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Friday for most of central Montana.  Strong wind with gusts near 80mph have hit north-central Montana, especially off of the Rocky Mountain Front.  Wind will ease up a little overnight into Thursday.  Thursday will be another partly cloudy, blustery and mild day for most of the state.  Highs will reach the 40s and 50s, but 30s in the mountains.  Friday, a cold front will move through the state in the morning hours.  Temperatures will start out above freezing when a mix of rain and snow begins.  However, temperatures will fall into the 20s with snow falling for most of the day.  Roads will be slippery as icy conditions could develop under the snow.  Accumulation will be light, generally a couple inches in the lower elevations.  The mountain passes and higher terrain will see several more inches.  Temperatures will tumble into the 0s and 10s Friday night into Saturday morning.  Saturday will be a sunny but cold day for the entire state.  Sunday will be mostly sunny but wind will increase again off of the Rocky Mountain Front.

Looking long range, next week will be mild and dry through Wednesday.  Travelers should have no issues heading to Thanksgiving festivities.  However, snow showers are possible on Thanksgiving and the Friday after.

Have a great day.

Curtis Grevenitz