Almost Good as Gravy Heading into Thanksgiving

Posted at 6:12 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 21:03:37-05

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but the next big storm is even further away. The end of November can feature wicked weather, frigid temperatures and sideways snow. Not this year, though. The weather will be quiet across Montana through the holiday weekend, and most of the country will be quiet as well. Tuesday will be a mostly sunny day with breezy conditions across the plains. High temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s. It will be another nice November day. Wednesday, a minor system will move through the state. There will be some snow showers over the western mountains. Most of the snow will stay in the higher terrain, and what does accumulate will be only a few inches. A couple of snow showers will cross the lower elevations near the Continental Divide on Wednesday morning. The mountain passes could be a little slick, but this is by no means a major storm. Strong wind will develop through the day, which will have the biggest impact on travel. Highs will be in the 30s and 40s. Thanksgiving day will be pretty pleasant with partly cloudy skies, near average temperatures in the 30s and low 40s, and a moderate wind up to 20mph will blow through the afternoon. The weather will be good for travel and for being outside on the holiday. Friday will be a nice, dry and sunny day for most of the state. Highs will be in the 40s to near 50, and the plains will once again see a strong wind. The weekend will have abundant sunshine. Saturday will be mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the 30s and 40s. Sunday will be sunny and a little warmer, but still windy across the plains. Overall, it's smooth sailing through the holiday.
Be safe and enjoy.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist