MISSOULA — A cold front moved through Western Montana today, but instead of arctic air, it brought in a source of cleaner air.
Mixing begin this afternoon, and the pollutants that were trapped near the ground from our high pressure system were able to be mixed out.
This allowed air quality to improve today, and air quality will stay good for Halloween, too.
A few showers are expected here and there through the early evening hours.
The cold front’s passage also marked some breezy conditions picking up.
Expect gusts around 20-30 MPH tonight, and higher gusts across Flathead Lake.
A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect until 8 PM Friday night.
High pressure sets right back up over Western Montana Saturday.
This means our Halloween plans will be dry and sunny.
Temperatures take a slight drop tomorrow afternoon as compared today’s.
Highs tomorrow will be in the mid to upper 40s.
A clear evening is expected on Halloween night, too.
This is perfect for our full moon viewing forecast.
The second full moon of October, The Blue Moon, appears full over Western Montana on Halloween… spooky!!
We continue the warming trend once again on Sunday as highs jump to the upper 40s to mid 50s!
Our next chances of showers return to the forecast by midweek next week.
Until then expect a warm and dry weekend and beginning of next week.
One more reminder, Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM on Sunday morning.
This means we fall back an hour from 2 AM to 1 AM.
Back sure to drop the clocks back an hour before heading to bed Saturday.