We are heading into a multi-day period of intense severe weather in Montana. A HIGH WIND WATCH is in place for most of north-central Montana today and Thursday. Early Thursday morning, this High Wind Watch will be upgraded to a HIGH WIND WARNING for the Rocky Mountain Front.
Thursday will usher in stronger winds along with rain. The air will be warm enough for thunderstorm activity to develop, but as temperatures drop through the end of the week, precipitation will gradually shift from rain to snow.
A WINTER STORM WATCH is already in place for the Rocky Mountain Front and Glacier National Park for the time frame of Friday evening to Sunday. While northwestern Montana will receive the highest amounts of snowfall, most every location statewide will have measurable to moderate snowfall. Winds will be the strongest off the Rocky Mountain Front- these winds paired with snowfall will make for potential BLIZZARD CONDITIONS this weekend.
Cold, snowy, and breezy conditions will persist through next week.