Be aware, holiday travelers...most of western and central Montana will experience VERY gusty winds Thursday afternoon until Friday morning. This could certainly impact highway travel so use extra caution.

According to the National Weather Service:

High Wind Warning remains in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 5 am MST Friday.

  • WINDS: southwest 30 to 40 mph, with gusts near 60 mph.
  • TIMING: periods of strong winds are expected late this afternoon through this evening.
  • IMPACTS: travel will be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Damage to trees, power lines, and property may occur.
  • Power outages are possible.
High Wind Advisory