The wind will let up and cooler air settles in

Thursday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 3:41 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 08:13:11-05

The strong wind will gradually let up today and temperatures will trend a bit cooler following the passage of yesterdays cold front.

Highs are expected to reach the upper 30s and low 40s this afternoon.

A brief period of rain and snow is possible throughout Central Montana Friday afternoon as a weak cold front drops into the state.

At this point the greatest impact appears to be another round of gusty wind.

This stronger wind will help to bump temperatures on Friday to the low to mid 40s.

Forecast models are hinting at a few possible flurries as we head into the weekend.

The strong high pressure ridge that has been dictating out weather will break down a bit and move back into the Pacific.

This will help direct Pacific moisture and colder Canadian air into the state.

If this weather pattern plays out as expected, temperatures will trend much closer to average and flurries will be more likely.

As of now, temperatures are expected to remain in the mid to upper 30s early next week.