Wednesday Turns Wet Then Wintry Late

Posted at 5:04 PM, Nov 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-14 19:04:25-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for East and West Glacier region, and for the higher terrain west of the Continental Divide has been issued for Wednesday into Thursday morning.

A new storm moving into the state on hump day with take it's time producing rain that will eventually turn to an accumulating snow. Most of the day will be dry with partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will initially be warm, up in the 40s and 50s. The lower elevations should see light rain develop through the afternoon across the Hi-Line with the rain heading south through the evening. The mountains and especially the Glacier Region will have snow. A cold front will work through the state on Wednesday evening with rain mixing with and then changing to snow. A few inches are possible through the night in the lower elevations, with 6-10" possible in the mountains. Temperatures will fall into the 20s for lows. Road will be slick on Thursday morning but the storm will quickly pull away. Clouds will break up and skies will turn mostly sunny. Temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s, so the snow will turn slushy and melt. Another high pressure will move in for Friday with warmer temperatures in the 40s to low 50s. A chinook wind will develop along the Rocky Mountain Front and the Continental Divide that will melt the snow. Warm-ish and windy conditions will start into the weekend. Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs in the 40s and 50s, and the wind will be strong across the plains. If you're heading to Missoula for Cats-Griz, the wind will be light, skies should be fairly sunny and temperatures will be closer to 40. The next storm will move into the state on Sunday with a mix of rain and snow showers in the lower elevations and snow in the mountains. Highs will be in the 40s and 50s. And then we're already into Thanksgiving week. Monday and Tuesday will be mild and dry, but a new storm will bring colder temperatures and a chance of snow right on Thanksgiving or potentially the day before affecting holiday travel. The weather looks more active through the holiday weekend and the following week.

Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist