These numbers indicate the “feels-like” or “wind chill” values later on Wednesday. A cold front will move southward through the state bringing with it a few areas of light snow, wind and much colder temperatures. A light coating of snow is possible in the mountains and over the prairies of north-central Montana. Highs will be in the 20s but this will happen in the morning hours. Expect temperatures to fall into the 10s by Wednesday afternoon. Combined with a north wind gusting up to 15-20mph, wind chill values will drop below zero at times. By Thursday morning, many towns will drop into the -0s to 0s without the wind. Thursday will be a sunny and brisk day, with highs in the 20s to around 30 for most of the state, except northeast Montana where highs will hold in the 10s. Temperatures will slowly moderate through the end of the week into the weekend. Highs will slowly climb back into the 30s and even 40s in some areas by the weekend. There will be a persistent wind across north-central Montana, creating uncomfortable conditions outside at times even though it will be sunny. The next snow event should move into the state around next Tuesday and Wednesday. Toward the middle of the month, the storm activity will increase so enjoy the relative quiet for the next week or so.
Have a great day.