Strong winds will let up slightly on Sunday before picking back up on Monday

Saturday evening forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 3:45 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 19:37:45-05

Very strong wind will continue Saturday evening before letting up a bit overnight.

The National Weather Service in Great Falls says that winds at Great Falls International Airport have gusted to 61 mph as of 11:30 a.m., and drivers can expect difficult travel conditions across Central and North Central Montana due to the high winds, especially for high profile vehicles. Gusts of more than 80 mph have been recorded along areas just east of the Northern Rockies.

Although still breezy on Sunday, the wind is expected to remain under warning criteria.

Temperatures will also trend slightly cooler, likely in the high 30s and low 40s.

On Monday strong upper level wind will once again mix down to the lower atmosphere, leading to very strong wind.

A few mountain flurries are also expected with a few possible flurries in the foothills.

Much colder air is expected to settle in late Wednesday.

Forecast models are hinting at the possibility of snow on Thursday and Friday.