Cold Air Moves Into the High Plains This Weekend

It’s still summer, but it will feel more like fall for parts of the Northwest and the High Plains through the weekend.

The jet stream will be dipping to the south, allowing cool Canadian air to move down into the United States.

There will be a pattern shift resulting in temperatures we’d typically see during the fall/late September.

Thursday’s highs across Montana will only get into the 50s and 60s, with even parts of northwestern Wyoming dipping into the mid to low 60s.

By Friday, the chill will make its way into most of Wyoming and the Dakotas, while Nebraska continues to see summer-like weather.

By the beginning of the weekend, temperatures will change drastically across most of Nebraska and we will even see only 40s for daytime highs in plarts of Montana and Wyoming.

Freeze Watches are already in place across parts of Oregon, with more freeze and frost concerns in the coming days.

For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo