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A warm front will be crossing over SW Montana today and with it increasing winds this afternoon. Forecast highs will be in the 60's to lower 70's and average highs are in the lower to mid 50's. West to SW winds will be increasing Saturday afternoon and in wind prone areas wind gusts over 30 mph are possible. The next pacific cold front will begin to move in tonight into early Sunday morning and with it another round of gusty winds. Temperatures will drop down into the 40's to lower 50's Sunday which is slightly below normal. Snow levels could fall between 6,000-7,000' east of the divide and down to 5,000' west of the divide, the best chance for snow accumulations will be along the MT/ID state line. Lost Trail, Big Hole, Wisdom areas could see snow accumulations along with the Big Sky to West Yellowstone to Cooke City areas. Before traveling over local mountain passes please visit our STORMTracker Travel Watch links, click here . Meteorologist Matt Elwell will be updating the wintry weather forecast for Sunday tonight at 5:30pm and 10pm on KXLF and be sure to look for updates here on KXLF.com and on our KXLF facebook page . Side note to a story I ran Friday afternoon. Anna has re-strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane NE of Hawaii as sustained winds are back up to 75 mph. This storm is expected to track NE ward and could be off the Canadian coast by Tuesday. We will continue to monitor this storm for potential impacts to Montana's weather next week.