Strong wind will blow in major changes this weekend

Wednesday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 3:40 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 08:00:43-05

Stronger wind takes over the state on Wednesday and temperatures remain well above average.

Gusts in excess of 60 mph are likely throughout Central Montana, with the strongest wind along the immediate vicinity of the Rocky Mountain Front.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for this region and includes Logan Pass, Browning, Heart Butte, Bynum, Choteau, and Augusta.

Sustained southwesterly winds of 50 to 50 mph are likely for the highlighted areas with gusts around 70 mph.

The strong wind will allow for high temperatures to reach the mid to high 60s for most.

A High Wind Watch will go into effect on Thursday due to the expectation of more strong wind.

A few showers are possible, however most will remain in Northwestern Montana and over the mountains.

As our next weather system approaches a few showers will migrate into the plains on Friday.

Temperatures will fall quite significantly on Friday with highs remaining in the mid to high 40s.

Area showers will transitions to a snow Saturday afternoon and are expected to become more widespread into Sunday morning.

Forecast models are suggesting around 1 to 3 inches of snow for the Capitol and 5 to 8 inches for Great Falls to Cut Bank.

Less accumulation is likely further east with 1 to 3 inches possible for Havre and Lewistown.