Nice weather on Tuesday
a Monitor high winds It is in effect throughout Glacier County, western and central Pondera County and western Toole County from 8 a.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday. Sustained wind speeds will be between 25 and 40 mph, with gusts likely between 60 and 70 mph.
We will have mostly clear skies, dry conditions and cool temperatures tonight with lows in the 20s and 30s. It will also be breezy tonight along the Rocky Mountain Front with sustained winds between 10 and 25 mph. Elsewhere, it will be a bit breezy tonight with sustained winds between 5 and 20 mph.
It will be windy tomorrow and tomorrow night along the Rocky Mountain Front, with sustained winds between 20 and 40 mph, with gusts over 60 mph likely. East of the Rocky Mountain Front, we will see increased winds tomorrow, with widespread gusty winds tomorrow afternoon and into tomorrow night, with sustained wind speeds between 10 and 30 mph, with gusts over 40 mph likely. After that, winds will taper off on Wednesday, so gusty winds (40+ mph) during the morning will gradually weaken as the day goes on.
We will also have a wide range of temperatures tomorrow with highs ranging from the mid 40s to mid 60s. Temperatures are then expected to be much cooler on Wednesday with highs in the 40s and low 50s. Tomorrow, we will see increased clouds and dry conditions. On Wednesday, the weather will be partly cloudy to partly cloudy with scattered rain, especially during the afternoon and evening. Rain is likely Wednesday night. In the lower elevations, just like last Wednesday, precipitation will start out as rain, but will gradually mix into snow as we head into Wednesday evening/night.
On Thanksgiving, in north-central Montana, snow is likely around and south/west of the line from Cut Bank to Great Falls to Lewistown. North and east of this line, some snow is possible on Thanksgiving. Snow is also likely on Thanksgiving around the Helena area and southern Montana. In western Montana, there will be snow showers on Thanksgiving. In northeastern Montana, it will be mainly dry on Thanksgiving. For central and north-central Montana, a lot of snow will fall during the morning, with less snow and skies clearing in some locations during the second half of the day.
The highest amounts of snow from this storm system will be in the mountains and in southern Montana (especially between Bozeman and Billings) where 4 to 12 inches of snow accumulation is possible by Thursday evening. In central and north-central Montana, up to 4 inches of accumulated snow is expected in the lower elevations surrounding the line from Cut Bank to Great Falls to Lewistown and south/west. North and east of this line, less than 2 inches of snow is expected to accumulate, with little to no snow accumulation expected in northeastern Montana.
It will also be a lot colder on Thanksgiving, with highs in the upper 20s and low to mid 30s in most locations. There will also be a little breeze on Thanksgiving with sustained wind speeds between 5 and 20 mph.
On Black Friday, our skies will be mostly sunny with a few scattered snow showers, generally during the morning and mainly in the mountains. We will then have partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies this weekend with a few isolated snow showers around, generally in locations east of I-15, as some weak disturbances pass through our area.
It will also be cold Friday into Sunday, with highs in the upper 20s and low to mid 30s on Friday, and in the 30s and lower 40s this weekend. There will also be a breeze in some areas this weekend with sustained wind speeds between 10 and 20 mph.
We will then see partly cloudy skies and slightly warmer temperatures on Monday where highs will be in the upper-mid 30s and low to mid-40s. It will also be breezy on Monday with sustained wind speeds between 10 and 25 mph.