Busy weather day in Montana

Posted at 6:02 AM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 12:49:43-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for most of eastern and central Montana until tomorrow morning.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for elevations above 5,000 feet in central and western Montana until 5 pm.
An AVALANCHE WATCH has been issued for the Flathead, Whitefish, Swan Mountains, and Glacier National Park until 5 pm.

Today will be a busy weather day; several weather alerts have been issued for the state. Clearing skies after precipitation have caused widespread morning fog. Visibility will be challenging, so if having to travel, please take it slow. Today's high-temperature hit at 5 am, but by 7 am dropped nearly 12 degrees. A passing front will continue to work its way through the state and keep the temperatures close to freezing, leaving on again off again widespread light snow and strong wind. The lower elevations could see a dusting to a couple of inches, and the mountains could get between 3-8". Travel could be difficult if traveling across mountain passes such as; Roger, MacDonald, Fresher, Homestake, Bozeman, and Marias Pass.

Tomorrow, a high-pressure system will move in off the west and offer mostly sunny skies the further east you go and partly cloudy skies in southwest Montana. The passage of today's front will leave the highs in the 30s.

Christmas eve will be mostly sunny, and the highs will climb to the 40s. The wind will be pretty gusty in northwest Montana.

Unfortunately, waking up on Christmas day will be a sunny day. It's not until after Christmas that our next weather maker will move in off the Pacific.

Have a great day.