The Calm Before the Storm

Posted at 6:02 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 12:37:07-05

A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front.

Today will be another quiet, sunny, and warm day. Again, record-breaking highs are possible. Southwest winds will be gusting up to 40mph at times, and the highs will climb into the upper 60s and low 70s. Upper-level ridging will flatten, causing tighter pressure gradients, which will result in strong wind across the plains of north-central Montana tomorrow.

Tomorrow the temperatures will remain mild, but it will become quite windy. The strongest wind will be along the Rocky Mountain Front. Rain showers will also develop in northwest Montana.

Thursday will likely be the last day of highs topping out in the 60s. Thursday will also be the windiest day of the week. The clouds will replace the Sun, and a few showers will fall over the divide and spill into north-central and central Montana.

Friday, a potent front will drop down from Canada and cool the temperatures down to the 20s, 30s, and 40s. The colder temperatures will allow for falling rain showers to transition into snow. Most of the entire state will have overcast skies.

This weekend will be cloudy, cold, and snowy.

Have a great day.