Record Warmth Gives Way to Winter

Posted at 7:30 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 21:30:46-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the Rocky Mountain Front.
A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for north-central Montana.
A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for north-central Montana and the Rocky Mountain Front.

Record highs occurred in Bozeman, Dillon, Havre and a few more towns on Tuesday as temperatures reached the 60s and 70s pretty much across the state. The warmth, and the wind, will continue for a few more days. Wednesday and Thursday will be partly cloudy and windy, highs will reach the 60s and 70s. Friday will be mostly cloudy and start to turn cooler for most of the state. Most of the state will be dry as well, except for the Rocky Mountain Front where snow will develop. A front will stall over this area, resulting in snow for most of the day. Travel in the area and over Marias Pass will be slippery. It's not until Saturday that the snow will really spread out across the state. Some areas could see a little rain to start, but snow will become more widespread through the afternoon and evening. Saturday night and Sunday the snow will be heavy at times. Temperatures will be much colder, and the wind will really increase as low pressure intensifies over eastern Montana. Blizzard conditions with reduced visibility and treacherous travel are likely especially across northeast Montana. Snow will taper off by Monday morning.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist