Beautiful Thursday - and then windy

Thursday high temps
Beautiful Thursday - and then windy
Beautiful Thursday - and then windy
Posted at 1:52 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 20:08:53-05

After Wednesday's quick moving system, snow will end for most late tonight as it pulls east. Overnight lows (with decreasing clouds) will bottom out in the single digits above and below zero behind today's cold front.

A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for Hill and Blaine Counties starting at midnight and expiring at 9am Thursday. Coldest readings (wind chills down to -25°) are likely along and north of the Milk River Valley. Daniels, Sheridan, Northern Phillips & Northern Valley Counties have been added to the Wind Chill Advisory from 9pm Wednesday - 9am Thursday.

Wind chill advisory

Thursday is shaping up to be a gorgeous winter day across the majority of the Treasure State! Look for ample sunshine in central Montana with highs a touch below average in the 20s to low 30s. A weak disturbance could pop some light snow showers Thursday night into Friday, but the majority of the area will remain dry; dry and windy with a mix of clouds and sun!

This wind will help out in our temperature department as we see 30s to low 40s for Friday's highs. The wind will likely cause areas of blowing and drifting snow, though, especially over the plains; the extent of which will be dependent upon how quickly the warmup crusts over the snow.

The period of strongest winds will likely be on Sunday, but be aware of blowing and drifting snow from essentially Friday onward. Highs will remain in the 30s to low 40s Saturday and Sunday (with partly cloudy skies) before warming slightly into the 40s for Monday.