Wet, windy and warm conditions are expected today


DENSE FOG ADVISORY has been posted for the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys and the Lower Clark Fork Region for visibility less than one quarter of a mile at times.

We are tracking a cold front that will begin to impact the region later today. In advance of the front, look for near records highs and breezy conditions. Showers will be in the form of rain, at first, but snow will be possible as the front dive across the region this evening. Along with a brief period on mountain snow, wind gusts of 50 mph will be possible. A HIGH WIND WARNING and A WIND ADVISORY have been posted for the the afternoon and overnight hours. West southwest winds 15 to 35 mph, with a period of gusts up to 50 mph as a cold front moves across the region late Thursday afternoon and night.

Temperatures will be cooler behind the front. Partly cloudy with highs in the 40s Friday through the weekend.

The threat of rain and mountain snow returns Sunday as another cold front moves through. Mountain passes could see accumulating snow by the Monday morning commute.

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