BOZEMAN – Warm and windy today for Montana. A dry cold front is passing through the state and will continue to produce the gusty surface winds into the early evening hours tonight. Wind will subside over SW Montana Wednesday but forecast models show the strong wind gusts are likely to continue in far eastern Montana Wednesday afternoon.
This front will be gone by tomorrow and a blocking High-pressure ridge will build over Montana through the end of the week. This will produce a dry and warm weather pattern with most afternoon highs in our region reaching the 50s and 60s.
Unfortunately, another pattern change is coming this weekend. Beginning Friday evening the flow aloft will turn out of the North with increasing moisture from a storm system dropping in from Canada. This storm will likely produce accumulating snow, gusty winds, and much colder temperatures this weekend.
Forecast highs in the 50s and 60s Thursday but by Easter Sunday highs will only reach the 20s and 30s.
Another interesting note is the “supermoon” tonight. We first told you about this event late last week. The general information on this supermoon is called a “pink supermoon”, because it is very close to Easter. This will be closets approach to earth this year so the moon will be very bright. Send us your photos of the supermoon tonight. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.