Windy Friday

Posted at 5:59 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 09:57:27-04

A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front, north-central and central Montana, for Friday.
An Air Stagnation Advisory remains in effect until tomorrow morning for areas west of the Divide.

Today, strong southwest winds will feed the temperatures to the upper 50s and low 60s. Road conditions and sidewalks will continue to improve. The strongest winds will occur along the east slopes of the Rocky Mountain Front. The wind is expected to gust up to 80 mph at times. Travel may become difficult for high profile vehicles or those pulling trailers. By mid-afternoon, another front will work its way through the state, and a mix of snow and rain showers will fall near the mountains west of the Divide and may spill into portions of central Montana.

Halloween will be a "Bone Chilling Day." The passage of today's front will drop the temperatures between 10-20 degrees. The highs will cool back into the 4os. A ridge of high pressure will continue to build over the western half of the U.S., and that will allow the entire state to have clear to mostly sunny skies.

Sunday, high pressure will make its way into the state, and the temperatures will climb to the upper 50s and low 60s.

Enjoy the 50s and 60s because a colder air mass will move in by next weekend, and the temperatures will fall back in the teens and 20s.

Have a great weekend.