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Windy and Relatively Warm Before Winter Returns

Posted at 6:21 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 20:53:12-04

A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front and north-central Montana for Tuesday into Wednesday.
A FLOOD WARNING is in effect for the Milk River in Glasgow.
An AREAL FLOOD ADVISORY continues for northern Phillips and Valley Counties.

Flooding continues to be an issue up on the Hi-Line because of melting snow. The Milk River is above flood stage in Glasgow but likely has crested and will slowly recede over the next several days. General flooding is possible over broader areas in northern Valley and Phillips Counties through this week.
The first weather issue of this week will be strong wind developing through Tuesday into Wednesday. Wind could once again pick up dust and dirt resulting in reduced visibility and potentially even closed roads once again. While Tuesday will be dry and partly cloudy, a cold front will move through on Wednesday with scattered mixed rain and snow showers, maybe even an isolated thunderstorm. Highs will be in the 40s to around 50. This cold front will also allow progressively colder temperatures to move into Montana through the end of the week. This will set the stages for a larger snowstorm with colder temperatures arriving on Friday. Snow will be widespread through Friday night and Saturday. Along with the snow, there will be wind and arctic air moving through the state. Areas of snow will continue through Saturday into Sunday. Highs will only be in the -0s to around 10. Lows could fall to between 0 and -20. Winter is not over with yet!
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz