Slippery morning commute

Posted at 6:25 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 10:00:49-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for southwest, portions northwest, west-central, and northeast Montana until noon.
A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front until tomorrow morning.

Early morning commute may be messy if traveling across mountain passes. Wet roads may refreeze and create slippery conditions, especially in southwest Montana, where the temperatures are hoovering over the freezing mark. Breezy to windy conditions may lead to patchy blowing snow that could reduce visibility. By noon the system will track eastward towards the Dakotas, and another ridge will begin to build in from the west. As the ridge of high pressure builds in, the region will have more sun than clouds. Daytime highs will again trend in the 30s and 40s.

Tomorrow, most of the state will have mostly sunny skies, above-average temperatures, and breezy to windy conditions. Ridge of high-pressure will track eastward, and another front will begin to move in.

The front will continue to move through the area on Thursday. Thursday will have overcast skies, mountain snow with minimal coverage in central and southwest Montana's lower elevations. The high temperatures will cool down 5-10 degrees behind the passage of the front.

Friday, the pattern will continue, and yes, you guess right, another ridge will build in.

Have a great day.