Lots of sunshine and less wind on Thursday!
There will be a few rain and snow showers this evening and tonight in northeastern Montana and along the eastern half of the High Line (Hale County and east) as disturbances hit our area. Elsewhere, it will be dry tonight. We will also have clear skies and cool temperatures tonight with lows in the 20s and 30s. The winds will also gradually recede from west to east as tonight passes.
For tomorrow, we will see mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures with highs in the 40s and lower 50s. There will also be much lower winds tomorrow, with sustained wind speeds between 5 and 20 mph, with the strongest winds in northeastern Montana, in the mountains of central Montana, and along the Rocky Mountain Front. Most locations will also be dry tomorrow, but there will be some scattered snow and rain showers in northeastern Montana during the second half of the day.
Friday, skies will be partly cloudy with some snow and rain in western Montana and in the Rocky Mountains as disturbances pass through our region. East of the Rockies, there will only be some scattered snow and showers around, generally in the mountains. Conditions are also expected Friday along the Rocky Mountain Front and out through Cut Bank, Great Falls and Stanford where sustained wind speeds will range between 10 and 25 mph. Also, highs on Friday will once again be in the 40s and lower 50s.
We will then experience widespread strong winds Saturday night and Saturday, with winds possible as high as 65 mph along the Rocky Mountain Front, and gusts as high as 50 mph possible elsewhere. Then the winds gradually recede from west to east as Sunday passes. These winds will be westerly or southwesterly in most locations.
Temperatures will also warm up a bit this weekend, with highs in the upper 40s and low to mid 50s on Saturday, and the upper 40s and low to mid 50s on Sunday. On Saturday, skies will be partly cloudy with some snow and rain in the Rockies and western Montana. Dry conditions are expected mainly east of the Rocky Mountains. We will then see partly cloudy skies and dry conditions on Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be well above average for this time of year Monday through Wednesday, with highs in the 50s and low to mid 60s. We will also see partly cloudy skies and mostly dry conditions on Monday and Tuesday, and partly cloudy skies and mostly dry conditions on Wednesday as high pressure will dominate our weather. There will also be a bit of a breeze on these three days in some areas as sustained wind speeds will range between 10 and 20 mph.