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Gusty winds for Sunday to cause travel trouble

Posted: Feb 24, 2018 7:23 PM Updated:

Snow is possible Saturday evening in southwestern Montana but will taper off by Sunday morning although travel will be impacted over the mountain passes. 

The STORMTracker weather team says wind gusts will really ramp up overnight and into the morning hours and are expected to continue throughout the day on Sunday.

The wind gusts will be strongest along the Rocky Mountain Front, then expand across central Montana.

Many areas will see gusts up to 60 miles per hour, which will lead to widespread blowing and drifting snow and cause whiteout conditions making travel very difficult at times. 

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Sunday for areas including both Great Falls and Helena due to the threat of blowing and drifting snow.

If temperatures warm up enough, we could see the snow crust off, reducing the chances of blowing snow. This will closely monitored throughout Sunday.

There is also a chance of snow showers along the Continental Divide on Sunday with falling and blowing snow. Travel will be extremely hazardous. 

Although these windy conditions will cause a lot of travel trouble, we will see temperatures in many areas warming up above freezing, which will feel quite balmy after the frigid air last week.

Winds will die down on Sunday evening. 

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