A HIGH WIND WARNING will remain in effect until 3 pm for Judith Gap, Northern Sweet Grass, Melville Foothills, and Southern Wheatland.
A WIND ADVISORY will remain in effect until noon for the Livingston and Beartooth Foothills area.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will remain in effect for portions of west-central and southwest Montana.
We finally made it to Friday, and snow showers continue to fall in portions of northwest and west-central Montana. Along with falling snow, breezy conditions will affect visibility at times. Daytime highs will stay in the 30s and 40s. Snow showers will spread into portions of southwest Montana during the afternoon. A potent cold front and shift in wind direction will allow folks in north-central Montana to get in on the snow activity. Widespread light snow will be on-off and is expected to continue through the overnight hours into tomorrow morning. By Saturday, the snow totals will stay under three inches in the lower elevations, and the mountains could see between four to nine inches.
Behind the passage of Friday's front, the state will briefly fall under a cold spell. Daytime highs will cool to the teens and 20s.
Sunday, upper-level ridging will rebuild, and that will allow daytime highs to rebound into the 40s.
Next week strong Chinook winds will bump the temperatures up to the 40s, and by mid-week, a few locations in north-central and eastern Montana highs will climb into the 50s.
Happy Black History Month.