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Wicked Wind Continues for One More Day

Posted at 6:23 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 20:49:00-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for much of Montana through Wednesday afternoon.
A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for central and south-central Montana for Wednesday.
A FLOOD WARNING continues for Beaver Creek near Hinsdale in northeast Montana.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for the Rocky Mountain Front and Marias Pass into Wednesday morning.

While you may be over the wind, the wind is not over with Montana just yet. Wind will continue to be an issue throughout the state on Wednesday. The wind will create similar problems with blowing dust and dirt causing reduced visibility on some of the roads. Plus it's just downright uncomfortable to be outside in. Generally west wind will be sustained between 20-40mph with gusts potentially topping 70mph. Highs will be cooler in the 40s to around 50. Additionally there will be snow in the mountains, with mixed rain and snow showers in the lower elevations. Some of these showers will have heavy precipitation. There even can be a few isolated thunderstorms in eastern Montana. Wednesday will be a very stormy day all around. As the sun goes down Wednesday evening, so will the wind. Overnight into Thursday morning, the wind will finally calm down. High pressure will create beautiful conditions for Thursday and Friday. While there will be a little breeze, highs will warm into the 50s and 60s. Friday will be the warmest day so far in 2020. Enjoy the beautiful weather because a sharp cold front will come through Saturday with falling temperatures and rain changing to snow. A few inches of snow will accumulate through Saturday night into Sunday morning. Sunday will have partly cloudy skies and chilly highs in the 20s and 30s. There's a little bit of everything for everyone over the next several days.

Curtis Grevenitz