Pacific Push Keeps Cold Contained

Posted at 6:39 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 20:59:20-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING continues for north-central Montana east of the Rocky Mountain Front through Friday afternoon for sustained wind between 30-50mph and gusts up to 60mph, however East Glacier and areas right along the Front could approach 80-90mph.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY continues for northwest Montana into Friday morning.  Montana has been locked in a pattern where the storm track is to the north of the state.  This leaves Big Sky Country rather windy and mild, with below average snow east of the Continental Divide.  A series of storms in the Pacific will continue this track and pattern through the weekend.  This is not to say Montana will not see snow or have sub-zero temperatures this winter.  But this certainly is nothing like the last two winters.  Friday will be a windy one with highs in the 40s to around 50.  By Saturday, the wind will die down with partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures again in the 30s and 40s.  A few snow showers are likely in the mountains on Sunday, with a few snow showers possible in the lower elevations.  Highs will be cooler, generally in the 30s.  Monday, light snow is likely for north-central and western Montana.  Accumulation will be light, generally a coating up to 3″ in the mountains.  Highs will briefly be colder in the 20s and 30s.  Tuesday and Wednesday, the warm air will win out again with highs pushing back into the 40s and 50s.

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz