Dangerously cold wind chills and light snow

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Posted at 8:39 AM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 10:50:15-05

A WIND CHILL WARNING remains in effect for portions of northeast, north-central, and central Montana until Friday morning.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY remains in effect for parts of southwest, central, north-central, south-central, and southeast Montana until Thursday AM.

The arctic chill will remain with us Wednesday. Arctic high pressure will continue to push in the area keeping daytime highs below zero. In a few locations in west of the Continental Divide, daytime highs will stay in the teens and 20s. Periods of light snow will continue across the region, especially in southwest and central Montana. The wind will be on the light side, but any wind will result in dangerously cold wind chills. In portions of north-central and northeast Montana wind chills could get as low as 55 below zero. This arctic blast has broken at least one record. Townsend beat an old record set back in 1985 of 10 degrees, the new record was three below zero. Lewistown tied a record set back in 1994 of 12 below zero.

Tomorrow will be another frigid day. High temperatures will stay below zero. There is a chance that more records could fall in areas of the state.. We are looking at another weak weather system to slide into the state from south. That system will keep snow showers confined to southwestern and central Montana. Snowfall will be light to moderate at times, accumulations are expected to stay under 5 inches by Friday morning.

Friday will be snowy and cold. Snow showers will work their way into western, north-central, and southeast Montana.

Bitter cold temperatures are expected to stay with us into the weekend.

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