Wind for All, Wintry in the Mountains

Posted at 5:52 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 21:02:55-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the Rocky Mountain Front.
A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for eastern Glacier, Pondera, and Teton Counties, and for Lewis & Clark, Meagher, Judith Basin, and Cascade Counties.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the higher elevations along and mainly west of the Continental Divide.

A new storm is moving in for Friday and the weekend. This storm will be quite different than the previous two weekend storms. There will be a lot of wind, but the heavy accumulating snow will mainly stay in the mountains along and west of the Continental Divide. Friday will be mostly cloudy with snow in the mountains, and in the lower elevations west of the Divide. Wind will be strong out of the southwest over the plains. Travel over the mountain passes will be difficult with wind and snow. Saturday will be especially windy with areas of snow. Once again, the mountains along and west of the Divide will get snow. An area of snow accumulating up to 2-3" is also likely out the Hi-Line from around Havre to Glasgow. Highs will be in the 30s to around 40. Unsettled weather will continue on Sunday with some snow showers and wind. Snow accumulation of a couple inches should be limited to the mountains. Monday a warm front will lift north through the state. Some light snow will mix with and change to rain. Some areas of freezing rain creating very icy conditions are possible later in the day across north-central Montana. Temperatures in the 20s and 30s will climb into the 40s late in the day. Even warmer air will move in for Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the 50s and 60s under partly cloudy skies. Snow will be melting...
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist