Strong high pressure will allow for a very mild weekend

Friday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 3:12 AM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 19:53:52-05

Strong high pressure continues to dictate our forecast as we head into the weekend.

This current pressure system will allow for temperatures will remain very mild again on Friday.

Daytime highs are expected to range in the 40s and 50s throughout Central Montana.

The areas with the most wind will in turn have the warmest temperatures.

Most areas will have sustained wind around 15 mph with gusts between 20 and 30 mph.

As mentioned the high pressure ridge will stick with us this weekend.

This system will allow for highs to remain in the upper 40s and low 50s in Central Montana both Saturday and Sunday.

An incoming area of low pressure is expected to begin breaking down this ridge early next week.

As this system approaches increased winds are likely due to a tightening pressure gradient.

The strongest winds are expected on Tuesday.

The stronger wind will also help to drive temperatures to the high 50s.

As of now forecast models are anticipating that this system will move in Tuesday night.

Rain, snow, and a temperature drop are likely as this area of low pressure passes through the state.

The overall impacts look to be minimal at this point with most of the snow remaining in the mountains.