Wintry Weather & Wicked Wind to Ring in the New Year

Posted at 6:21 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 20:59:33-05

A FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Great Falls for an ice jam on the Missouri River.
A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for the Rocky Mountain Front.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for the mountains along and west of the Continental Divide.
A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the Rocky Mountain Front and areas to the east.

The final storm of 2019 has arrived and will be the first storm of the new decade. This storm has mainly produced wind east of the Continental Divide but there will be some rain and snow showers that come down out of the mountains through the first of the year. New Year's Eve will be very windy, and travelers heading over the mountain passes will likely face snow and slippery conditions. New Year's Day will be an uncomfortable day to be outside with persistent wind with scattered showers of rain and snow across the state. Temperatures will be mild to ring in the new year. More widespread snow showers will spread across the state on Thursday with continued pesky wind. Friday will be windy and partly cloudy. Another cold front will move across the state on Saturday with a few scattered snow showers and more wind. Sunday will be partly cloudy and very windy. There are no major snowstorms or arctic outbreaks expected in the immediate future.
Happy New Year!
Curtis Grevenitz