BOZEMAN – Warm and windy weather conditions will persist by Friday and possibly into the weekend. The biggest temperature hazard for people traveling with high wind gusts generally east of the divide.
The National Weather conditions Assistance continues a WIND ADVISORY for the Livingston place by way of Friday night. SW wind keeping regular among 30 to 50 mph and at time peak gusts could be as robust as 70+ mph.
The Countrywide Temperature Assistance has a Large WIND WARNING up from Massive Timber to Harlowton by Friday night. Peak wind gusts up to or in excess of 60 mph are achievable.
The Nationwide Weather Company also proceeds a High WIND WARNING for the northern entrance variety and adjacent locations near Terrific Falls to Lewistown. Peak wind gusts along the Rocky Mountain Entrance could access the 60 to 80 mph range. Lewistown to Lower Bank peak gusts close to 60 mph are feasible.
Why so wind? Significant pressure is setting up in excess of California and the Polar Jet Stream is pressured to funnel via the Pacific NW and push by means of Montana. These potent mid to high level winds crossing about the Rocky Mountain Front and Continental Divide create powerful downsloping wind gusts.
Storm after storm will be pushing by means of Washington state and British Columbia with major rain and major mountain snow by early upcoming 7 days. As these storms shift inland, they weaken considerably leaving only a slight likelihood for rain or snow about SW Montana but a increased probability for rain and snow over NW Montana.
Lookout Pass on I-90 could see periodic rounds of snow in excess of the upcoming few days and there could be some wintry vacation situations so strategy in advance for gradual-go journey.
Unseasonably heat temperatures are in the forecast by way of the middle of next week. Ordinary or usual highs and lows for SW Montana are generally in the mid 30s for highs and teens for morning lows. Forecast highs are between 10 to 20 degrees previously mentioned regular regionally and the early morning forecast lows will be all-around 20 levels earlier mentioned ordinary.
Sunday there could be near record highs, tied report highs, and even some new record highs in SW Montana.