Some parts of the state saw snow on Monday morning, but just about everyone will love this forecast for later this week.  A FLOOD WARNING is still in effect for the Milk River from just east of Havre all the way to Nashua.  Lodge Creek is also flooding.  A FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect for Glacier and Meagher Counties.  The Milk River and its tributaries around Havre and points west are cresting and will start to recede.  But along the Milk River from Chinook to Nashua, the waters are expected to crest later this week.  Fortunately, Monday’s storm did not produce any precipitation in northern Montana.  Elevations above 4000′ in central and southern Montana saw between 1-5″ of snow that will be history on Tuesday.  Speaking of history, this storm broke Billings’ all-time season snowfall record.  Besides Billings, Choteau has also had more snow this season than any other in recorded history.  Tuesday will start out chilly with lows in the 20s, but by afternoon everyone will be in the 50s and 60s with sunny skies.  Wednesday, a weak cold front will come down from Canada with increased cloud cover and a few isolated showers.  Wednesday will not be a bad day by any means, and this front will do little to stop the warming temperatures.  Thursday and Friday will be spectacular with highs in the 60s and 70s.  A few towns may even hit 80 for the first time this year on Friday!  This weekend will start out warm and sunny on Saturday, but a few isolated thunderstorms will pop in the afternoon.  Saturday looks much nicer than Sunday with clouds, cooler temperatures, showers, wind, and mountain snow for the later half of the weekend.

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz

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