Slippery Spots and Another Windy Day

Posted at 7:36 AM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 09:36:18-05

The worst of the storm is over, but snow showers continue to make for slippery travel conditions over mountain passes.  And most areas east of the Continental Divide will have strong winds again today.  A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for most of central Montana through Wednesday afternoon. Widespread wind will be felt throughout the state.  This wind has been very powerful with gusts topping 50mph in most locations.  Areas off of the Rocky Mountain Front has gusted between 65-73mph.  Wind of this strength could create power outages but will certainly make for difficult driving conditions.   Wednesday will have a few snow showers in the morning, otherwise it will be partly cloudy and very windy.  The entire state will have strong wind throughout Wednesday.  Thursday will be a calmer day with partly cloudy skies.  The final day of fall will also be fairly mild with highs in the 40s and 50s.  The first official day of winter is Friday, and there will be snow showers in the western and southern areas of the state.  Highs will be much colder with a strong wind creating wind chills in the 10s and 20s.  It will not be the coldest start to winter ever but it will feel like it.  A few snow showers are possible on Sunday, but Christmas Eve and Christmas Day could have some snow making for a White Christmas!

Have a great day.

Curtis Grevenitz