Windy & much cooler on Thursday for Southern Colorado

Mostly sunny skies expected this week for Lake Tahoe

Now by this time, drier air will be moving in, so precipitation will be much lighter, however, there is the chance for scattered snow showers to develop across all of western Montana this afternoon and evening. The strong winds will return again on Friday with some higher gusts. Sustained wind around 30 to 40 miles per hour is likely with isolated gusts reaching 90 miles per hour. Gusts in these areas could top 65-75 miles per hour. Highs will only warm into the 30s, and peak wind gusts could top 45 miles per hour. Peak wind gusts to 40 miles per hour will be possible. Little to no accumulation is expected. At this point the greatest impact appears to be another round of gusty winds. Although this front is lacking moisture, there could still be a stray shower this afternoon. Higher snow totals are expected farther north and west, with less snow south of Milwaukee. Highs will only warm into the 40s, with peak wind gusts to 35 miles per hour.

Snow earlier this week caused a variety of issues for travelers at mountain pass levels and resulted in several road closures.

In advance of any storm, be sure your property is secure. Watch for objects blowing across the roadway and into your path. Keep a safe distance from cars in adjacent lanes as strong gusts could push a auto outside its lane of travel. Take extra care in a high-profile vehicle such as a truck, van, SUV, or when towing a trailer, as these are more prone to be pushed or even flipped by high wind gusts.

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