What's Blowing in for Thanksgiving

Posted at 6:10 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 20:41:50-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the Rocky Mountain Front.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the higher elevations west of the Continental Divide.

Thanksgiving is almost here, and so is the next storm. Low pressure and a cold front will move through Montana on Wednesday. There will be some snow mainly in the mountains. At times snow showers will move over the lower elevations west and just east of the Divide. Accumulation will only be a few inches in the higher terrain. Mountain passes such as Rogers, Marias, King's Hill, Lookout, Lolo and Lost Trail will have snowy roads at times. The bigger, more widespread issue will be the wind across the state. This wind will continue through Wednesday and into Thanksgiving day. Besides the wind, skies will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny. Highs will be in the 30s to low 40s. A few snow showers will linger in the mountains, but otherwise it will be a pleasant day. Friday will be a mostly sunny day with slightly above average temperatures. The wind will continue across the plains and mountains, but the valleys will see lighter wind. Highs will be in the 40s for most locations, and a few spots will top out around 50. Saturday, a minor cold front will move through the state with a few isolated snow showers up on the Hi-Line and across the higher elevations of central Montana. This front will usher in strong wind across the state. Sunday will be a mainly clear day with highs in the 30s and 40s. Mild temperatures and sunny skies will continue through the end of November into the beginning of December. There does not appear to be any appreciable snow anytime soon.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist