Mild pattern with more mountain snow through the weekend

Posted at 1:35 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 15:35:21-05

BOZEMAN – Above normal temperatures are likely as we head into the weekend. A mild WSW flow aloft will keep temperatures in the mid 30s to the mid 40s through Sunday. Normally we should see max temperatures in the upper 20s to mid 30s.

High-pressure off the California coast is forcing storms to lift up into the Gulf of Alaska and migrate through Canada and the northern half of the U.S.

The next weather maker will bring a warm front with some mountain snow showers to the region Friday afternoon through Saturday and a cold front to pass through Sunday night into Monday morning.

Weather impacts with this setup will continue to bring periodic mainly mountain snow showers through early next week, gusty surface winds will also continue for wind prone areas mostly east of the divide and peak gusts could vary from 30 to 60 mph especially around Livingston.

Jefferson River at Three Forks is no longer under a flood advisory as water levels have fallen just below minor flood stage. An ice jam continues to backup water and ice near Three Forks and with warming temperatures over the next 3 to 5 days the ice jam could break apart sending a wall of high water, ice and debris downstream. So please stay away from the river channels from Three Forks downstream into the Missouri Headwaters State Park.