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A Rare November Warmup

Posted at 5:36 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 20:58:29-05

A warmup, no watches or warnings, and quiet weather? Hey Montana, enjoy it while we have it. A big storm off of the Pacific Coast will move northward into British Columbia on Tuesday. This storm will drag warmer air into Montana from the south. Most of the state will have temperatures running a good 10-20 degrees above normal for Tuesday. A few locations will reach the low 60s. A weak front will push into the state on Wednesday with a few rain showers in the lower elevations, and some snow into the mountains. Highs will be in the 40s and 50s. Thursday's temperatures will trend cooler, and scattered snow showers will move mainly over the mountains. Any accumulation will be light and likely no more than a couple inches. Highs will be in the 40s. Friday will be a quiet day besides a stiff wind over the plains. Under partly cloudy skies, highs will be close to average in the low 40s. The last few weekends have been very stormy with either snow or strong wind. This weekend will be partly cloudy with highs in the 30s and 40s. While wind will continue across the plains, it will not be as bad as this past weekend. The weather heading into Thanksgiving week will start out quiet, but a storm producing snow is possible around Wednesday that could impact holiday travel.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist