Dry & Breezy Thanksgiving

Posted at 6:48 AM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 11:41:53-05

A LAKE WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Fort Peck Lake until 5 pm today.

A HIGH WIND WATCH will go into effect tomorrow afternoon until Saturday morning.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all; early morning isolated snow showers will fall in the mountains closer to the Continental Divide, but a high-pressure system will continue to build from the southwest, and that will result in a pretty quiet Thanksgiving. Today will be slightly breezy at times; the high temperatures will range between the 30s and 40s, and most of the state will have partly to mostly sunny skies.

Tomorrow into the weekend, a strong ridge of high pressure will offer up clear to mostly sunny skies, strong southwesterly winds will feed the highs into the 40s and low 50s. The strongest winds will develop off the Rocky Mountain Front and in portions of north-central Montana during the PM hours. Strong winds may blow down trees and may even cause local power outages.

Saturday, a minor front will pass and may bring light snow showers to the mountains west of the Divide. Light showers may spill into the mountains east of the divide. Behind the front will be windy.

Sunday will have clear skies, mostly calm wind. The highs will remain in the upper 30s and 40s.

As the ridge strengthens into next week, valley inversions may develop.

Have a great day,