Breezy winds, increased shower threat


Increasing clouds and the threat of a late day shower can be expected for your Friday. Otherwise, partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the 40s and 50s.

We are tracking a cold front that will be responsible for producing the wet and windy weather. As the front moves in this afternoon we will see wind gusts approaching 30 mph across southwest Montana. No wind advisories have been issued, but caution is advised while traveling in wind prone areas. As far are precipitation, valley locations will see rain but behind the front snow levels will lower to pass level. A light accumulation of snow is possible tonight and early Saturday at pass level. The best location for showers will be west of the divide.

Showers will hang around Saturday, but drier skies are expected on Sunday.

TRAVEL ALERT: Highway 37 between Libby and Eureka remains an active slide area. Travelers may encounter lane blockage due to water, mud or rocks on or near the highway. Crews are also monitoring an active slide area just north of Swan Lake along highway 83.