Temperatures climb to 20 degrees above average on Tuesday

Tuesday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 4:05 AM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 07:48:07-05

Brisk wind and strong high pressure will allow for temperatures to trend about 25 degrees above average on Tuesday.

Daytime high temperatures are expected in the 50s and 60s for nearly all of Montana today.

The strongest winds will remain along the immediate vicinity of the Rocky Mountain Front.

Due the strong winds in this region The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for portion of Lewis and Clark, Teton, Pondera, Glacier, and Toole Counties.

The strong wind will take over more of the Hi-Line and Eastern Montana allowing for some areas in the plains to reach 70 degrees this afternoon.

More seasonably average weather is on track to return tomorrow as a cold front pushes through the state.

Mountain snow will begin in Northwestern Montana early in the day and eventually track our way throughout the afternoon.

Some rain and snow is likely in the foothills and throughout North Central Montana Wednesday afternoon.

A few light flurries are possible overnight with overall accumulations remaining less than an inch in the lower elevations.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the upper 30s on Thursday following the passage of this front.

Skies will gradually clear through Friday with highs in the mid to upper 30s.

The colder and more seasonably average temperatures are expected to stick with us through the weekend.

Forecast models are hinting at a few possible flurries Sunday and Monday.

As of now it appears the mountains will see the majority of the action early next week.