First Alert Forecast: Breezy winds and cooler temperatures


A cold front passed through the region overnight. Behind the front we are looking at breezy conditions and cooler temperatures. We all can expect west winds 15 to 25 mph. However, stronger winds are expected across northwest Montana. A WIND ADVISORY has been posted for northwest Montana, including the Flathead and Mission Valley. West southwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are expected.

Glacier National Park will see the most impacts from this storm. The passing cold front will push snow levels to 7000 feet in the park. A few snowflakes are possible in Glacier National Park, but no accumulation is expected. Strong winds are expected, with gusts up to 60 mph at Logan Pass. Tourists will need to use caution in the park. Today: Partly sunny around Missoula, Butte and Bozeman with a showers lingering around Kalispell. Afternoon highs will be in the 60s and 70s with west winds 15 to 25 mph. Lows will drop into the 40s by sunrise Friday. We will end the week with sunshine and highs in the 70s. Enjoy the cooler weather because a big warming trend will begin over the weekend. Highs will warm into the 80s to lower 90s by Sunday and most areas will be in the 90s next week.