From Frigid to Fifty Degrees This Weekend

Posted at 6:49 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 20:57:23-05

Welcome to the weekend.  Bundle up, it’s cold out there!  Wind chill values have dropped below zero in parts of the state Friday night.  After a cold and slippery start, Saturday will be a very sunny and brisk day.  Canadian high pressure will dominate the state’s weather to start the weekend.  Highs will be chilly in the 20s and 30s, but 10s in the mountains and in far northeast Montana.  Sunday will be slightly different with some clouds moving through north-central and northeast Montana.  A few snow showers are possible up near Plentywood, but most of the state will be dry the entire weekend.  Sunday will be a warmer day with a chinook wind developing east of the Rocky Mountain Front.  Highs will push up into the 40s in this part of the state, but the valley locations will be cooler with highs in the 30s.  Most of next week will be quiet, with the exception being persistent wind across the prairies and plains.  Valley locales will stay cooler with less wind.  Travel conditions leading up to Thanksgiving should be generally clean.  Thanksgiving will be mild and windy, but highs will reach the 50s for much of the state.  After Thanksgiving, a larger storm will move in from the Pacific and this could affect a large area of the West.  Travel conditions home from Thanksgiving destinations do not look as nice.  Stay tuned…

Have a good weekend!

Curtis Grevenitz

Chief Meteorologist