Week starts off Quiet but ends Active

Posted at 6:54 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 11:15:08-05

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

This week will start quiet and warm. High-pressure building over the western U.S. will keep the skies clear. Near record-breaking highs cannot be ruled out today. The highs will stay in the 60s, and a few locations in north-central and eastern Montana will reach the low 70s.

Tomorrow 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.

Wednesday, upper-level ridging will flatten, causing tighter pressure gradients, which will result in strong wind across north-central Montana. Rain showers will also develop in northwest Montana.

Thursday will be the last day of temperatures reaching the 60s, so enjoy it while you can. Showers will begin to spill into southwest and west-central Montana. Thursday will also be the windiest day of the week. A fast-moving area of low pressure will drop down for Canada and will increase upper-level winds. A cold front will follow suit and bring much colder temperatures and snow back into the state.

Friday into the weekend, the region will get another round of snow and colder temperatures.

Have a great day.