A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for most of the state.
A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for the Absaroka, Beartooth, and Crazy Mountains until Thursday morning.
AN AVALANCHE WARNING will remain in effect for Flathead Range, Whitefish Range, Swan Range, and west-central Mountains of Idaho near Mccall until tomorrow morning.
Today will be the windest and warmest day of the week. Strong and potentially damaging winds will spread across the region today. The wind will be vicious, and portions of north-central Montana could have winds gusting up to 90 mph. Travel will be difficult for high profile vehicles, and isolated power outages can occur in northcentral Montana. Strong winds will create areas of blowing dust. Daytimes highs will be met before noon and will fall quickly behind the passage of a cold front. A cold front will begin to move west to east across the state during the morning hours. A wintry mix of rain and snow showers will fall in the lower elevations, and a significant amount of snow will fall in the mountains west and along the Continental Divide. Mountains passes such as; Marias, Lolo, Lookout, and Logan Pass will be extremely slick, so please give yourself enough time to make it to your destination.
Thursday will be windy but not as bad as today; gust will linger in eastern Montana, and a ridge of high pressure will build southwest of the state, offering up more sunshine. Behind the passage of today's front, tomorrow's high temperatures will cool to the 30s.
Friday, another front will kick off snow showers in the mountains.
Have a great day.