Stronger wind returns as we head into the weekend.
A High Wind Warning has been issued for the Northern portions of the Rocky Mountain Front.
Wind gusts in this area are expected to be well over 60 mph.
Sustained winds around 30 mph are very likely for the remainder of Central Montana.
The brisk wind will allow for daytime highs to reach the upper 40s on today and tomorrow.
A weak cold front will pass through the state on Saturday which will allow for slightly cooler temperatures on Sunday.
The main impact associated with this front will be windy conditions and possibly a few mountain flurries.
Temperatures are on track to remain well above average through Monday of next week.
Forecast models are showing a pocket of colder air moving through the state Monday night into Tuesday.
This will allow for much cooler temperatures on Tuesday with highs in the upper 30s.
Some snow is possible, however; overall accumulations appear to be limited at this time.
Another strong ridge of high pressure will follow this cool down.
Temperatures are expected to jump well above average again on Wednesday.