Wintry Weather Across The West Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Posted at 6:51 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 20:51:28-05

What a beautiful Tuesday, and Wednesday will be very similar.  Travelers in Montana and across the country have had it pretty easy thus far as much of the United States has had quiet weather recently.  That will change as a series of storms will move into the West and across the country over the holiday weekend.  Wednesday will be another unusually warm day for Montana with highs in the 40s and 50s under a sunny sky.  Southwest wind will be gusty off of the Rocky Mountain Front.  Meanwhile, the first in a series of storms will move into the Pacific Coast with rain and mountain snow.  From Seattle to San Francisco, rain will fall with mountain snow over the Cascades and Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Thanksgiving will be fairly quiet for Montana, but neighboring states will have stormy weather.  Montana will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the 40s to around 50.  Some light snow is possible through Marias Pass and into northwest Montana, but most of the state will be dry.  Travelers heading west on I-90 into Idaho or I-15 into Idaho will run into snow over the mountain passes.  For Black Friday shoppers, some snow showers will come down over the Continental Divide late Thanksgiving night into Friday morning.  Roads could get a quick coating and mountain passes will be snowy on Friday morning.  Most of Friday will be partly cloudy and blustery.  Highs will be in the 30s and 40s.  Widespread snow will develop Friday night and move through the state into Saturday.  Several inches of accumulation are likely through the day Saturday, with highs only in the 20s and 30s.  That snow will end later Saturday.  Right now, Sunday looks like an easier travel day although some snow showers are possible over the mountain passes.  Sunday will be chilly with highs in the 30s.

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz