Strong wind will lead to blowing and drifting snow Thursday

Thursday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 4:37 AM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 08:03:19-05

Blowing and drifting snow will be the major taking point on Thursday as strong wind once again takes over Montana.

Wind gusts are expected to range from 30 to 40 mph this afternoon in Central Montana.

The Northern portions of the state will likely see stronger wind.

Highway 87 from Belt to Hobson and Highway 89 to Monarch are expected to see some of the worst conditions.

The wind will help to warm temperatures back to the low 40s for most of our area.

Northeastern Montana on the other hand will remain dangerously cold over the next day or so.

A cold front will pass through the state on Friday.

This passing system will help to keep the wind brisk and likely kick off a few mountain flurries.

A few stray flurries are possible in the foothills and plains, however the brunt of the snow will remain in the Mountains.

A stronger and much more aggressive cold front will drop into the state Saturday night.

This system is expected to produce much more widespread snow and colder temperatures through Monday.