After Record Cold, Record Warmth is Coming

Posted at 6:07 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 20:56:49-04

A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front, north-central and central Montana for Friday.

What goes down, must go up? That's the way the temperatures will go. After record cold and snow a few days ago, record warmth is not that far away. First, we must get through a very windy day on Friday. A front will approach the state, increasing the wind for just about everyone. This is good news for valley locations that have had inversions this week and stagnant air. Friday will be a warm and mostly sunny day, but the wind will howl. Some gusts across north-central Montana could top 60mph. Isolated gusts to 80mph are possible along the Rocky Mountain Front. After abundant sunshine, a few showers and mountain snow showers will move along the Continental Divide late in the afternoon. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s. Saturday is Halloween and the weather could not be much better. Skies will be mostly sunny with highs in the 40s to around 50. For those trick 'r treaters, temperatures will fall back through the 40s and 30s. Sunset will be at 6:13pm with twilight ending at about 7:00pm. Saturday night, Daylight Saving Time comes to an end so set those clocks back and enjoy the extra hour of sleep. Sunday will be a beautiful start to November with sunny skies and warm temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Monday will be even warmer with record highs possible. Most of the state will warm into the 60s and 70s under sunny skies. Unusually warm temperatures with sunshine will continue for Tuesday, and a few more record highs could be set. Clouds will increase on Wednesday ahead of the next storm. The first full weekend of November will have big changes as cold and snow are likely to return.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist