Windy Conditions leading into Thanksgiving

Posted at 5:58 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 10:12:29-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the Rocky Mountain Front until 3 pm.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the higher elevations west of the Continental Divide until 10 am.

A cold front is on track to pass through the region today, and the system will bring strong winds to the plains, as well as produce light snow showers to the mountains in southwest and western Montana. Light snow showers cannot be ruled out in the lower elevations near and east of the Continental Divide. The snow showers will be minimal in coverage, but with expected windy conditions, it could lead to blowing snow and reduce visibility. Mountain passes, such as Raynolds, Bozeman, Kings Hill, Lolo, Marias, Monida, and along the Idaho border, will be slick, so please take it slow. The good news, behind the front, high pressure will build into the area and will result in a quiet Thanksgiving.

Tomorrow will be another windy day, especially in northcentral Montana during the morning hours. The highs will stay in the 30s and 40s, and most of the state will have mostly to partly cloudy skies.

Friday will be sunny and windy. A few locations in central and eastern Montana highs will even reach the 50s.

Saturday, a front will move through and bring widespread strong wind back into the area.

Have a great day,