Windy and Wet today, Cold & Snowy tomorrow!

Posted at 5:59 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 10:13:02-04

A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front, and central Montana parts from 9 am until 9 pm tonight.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for portions of central and northcentral Montana for tonight into tomorrow evening.

Today will be windy, cloudy, and wet. Strong westerly winds will impact portions of north-central and central Montana. West winds will be sustained between 30 to 45 mph, with gusts up to 80 mph off the Rocky Mountain Front. Strong winds could damage trees, leave power outages, and blow around loose or unsecured objects. The clouds will begin to increase, and the temperatures will stay in the 50s and 60s. The air will be warm enough for rain to fall in the lower elevations. A potent Canadian cold front will move south through the state with a much colder airmass. The colder airmass will drastically drop the temperatures for tonight. The low temperatures will fall into the single digits and teens. Colder temperatures and wet roads could leave to a flash freeze on road surfaces, so if traveling, it's always good to remember to give yourself enough time to leave.

By tomorrow morning, a few locations in north-central Montana could wake up to snow on the ground. In some areas, the temperatures will drop nearly 20 to 30 degrees. The high temperatures will remain in the 20s, 30s, and the 40s and 50s the further west you go. Scattered snow will continue to fall throughout the morning, and the wind will slightly subside.

Sunday, the region will get another round of moisture, and the temperature will stay in the 20s and 30s.

Monday, warmer air will allow for snow to transition back into rain showers. The roads will be slick, so if traveling, take it slow, or just don't go.

Enjoy your weekend.