High wind watch issued for NW Montana

The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a highwind watch for the Kootenai/Cabinet, West Glacier and Flathead/Mission Valley regions of northwest Montana, in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon.

Sustained southwest winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts to 50 mph are possible.

Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible and travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.