A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for central Montana to areas east and along the Continental Divide.
A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for areas west of the Continental Divide and across southern Montana.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the Hi-Line of northern Montana.
Thursday was an absolute stunner of a day with some of the warmest weather of the year. I hope you enjoyed it because the weather starts going downhill on Friday. There will be some sun to start but clouds will increase through the day. Rain showers will develop in the afternoon across northern Montana and move south through the evening. A cold front will move southward through the state at night changing rain to snow. Saturday will be a snowy day across most of the state with wind and much colder temperatures. Travel will be difficult as snow will stick on roads and make for very slick conditions. The snow will gradually taper off late in the evening, but not before several inches up to a foot accumulates. Clouds will break up allowing temperatures to get very cold Saturday night into early Easter Sunday. While there will be a mix of clouds and sun on Easter, there will also be a few snow showers and continued cold temperatures. Fortunately it should be a pretty day with fresh snow on the ground and sunshine. Early next week will remain chilly with snow showers and a chance for a little light accumulation.
Have a great day!