Ending the last Friday in November with Strong Winds

Posted at 5:56 AM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 12:02:53-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front until tomorrow afternoon.
A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for Northern Sweetgrass until tonight.

A tight pressure gradient is causing strong winds along the Rocky Mountain Front, Hi-Line, and in portions of north and south-central Montana. Southwest winds will feed the high temperatures into the 40s and low 50s. One thing to keep in mind; strong winds may blow down trees, cause local power outages, and travel could be difficult for high-profile vehicles or those pulling trailers.

Tomorrow will be another windy day. Aside from the wind, a minor front will pass and bring light snow showers to the mountains west of the Divide. Light showers may spill into the mountains east of the Divide. The highs will again trend in the 40s and low 50s.

Sunday, the state will have an abundant amount of sunshine, mostly calm winds, and the highs will remain in the upper 30s and 40s.

Monday, the clouds will slightly increase, and the next chance of widespread mountain snow across the northern Rockies will move in late Monday night into Tuesday. If traveling across mountain passes such as Lookout, Lolo, and Marias pass, prepare for slick roads and reduce visibility.

As we head into the middle of the week, a high-pressure ridge will strengthen, causing air to sink, which may result in inversions to develop in the valleys.

Have a great weekend.