More Wind and Bad Hair Days

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 20:38:34-05

A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front and parts of central Montana for Wednesday evening through Thursday evening.

Snow showers and squalls will continue into the night, capable of producing briefly heavy snow that may cover the ground. Watch for slick spots on the roads especially in the higher terrain. Otherwise, Montana continues to be in quite a windy pattern. After a few days of widespread wind gusts between 50-93mph, the wind will briefly die down some into Wednesday. A few snow showers will linger in the morning for the lower elevations and into the afternoon over the mountains. Highs will be chilly in the 20s and 30s. Stronger southwest wind will increase late in the day for the Rocky Mountain Front and north-central Montana. Thursday will certainly be a bad hair day with strong wind across most of the state yet again. Skies will be mostly cloudy with late day snow showers over the western mountains. Highs will be in the 30s and low 40s. Friday will have scattered snow showers and strong west wind. Average wind speeds will be between 20-40mph. A light accumulation is possible in the lower elevations with the mountains picking up a few inches. Highs will be in the 20s and 30s. Saturday, a Canadian front will move through the state with a period of snow. Up to 2" is possible in the lower elevations. The wind will not be as bad behind the front. Highs will be colder in the 10s up north, to the 20s and 30s farther south. Sunday will be partly cloudy and windy again with highs in the 30s. Monday, the first day of March, will be windy and mild with highs in the 40s. A few snow showers are possible late. Most of the first week of March will be quiet and mild with highs in the 40s to near 50.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist