A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for areas east of the Rocky Mountain Front. Several locations in this area have already had wind gusts higher than 50mph, and a few spots have had hurricane force wind gusts. A storm moving in from the Pacific is creating the wind and will eventually warm parts of the state up into the 40s and 50s for Tuesday. A chinook wind will continue for much of north central Montana east of the Glacier area on Tuesday. The warmer temperature and stronger wind will likely melt the snow that fell over last weekend. Valley locations in western Montana will have calm conditions with cooler high temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Sky conditions across the state will be mostly cloudy on Tuesday. A few isolated snow showers will fall in the mountains along and west of the Continental Divide. Tuesday night, a cold front will bring a few snow showers down off the mountains. Wednesday will be a windy day across the state, with partly cloudy skies and a few snow showers in the western mountains. Highs will be in the 40s, but 20s and 30s in the mountains. Thursday will be a quiet day with less wind, partly cloudy skies and highs in the 30s and 40s. Friday, a new storm will move into the West with rain and mountain snow. This storm likely will bring snow into western Montana late on Friday. Areas of snow with colder temperatures are likely for the first weekend of December. Highs should only be in the 20s and 30s both Saturday and Sunday. Snow accumulation right now looks light. Stay tuned as we get closer to the weekend for potential changes to the forecast.
Have a great day.