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Big Snowstorm Before Easter Sunday

Posted at 6:07 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 21:04:37-04

Early April can be a stormy time with great variability here in Montana. That's exactly what will happen over the rest of the week and Easter Weekend. Tonight a cold front will move through the state. There will be a few light snow showers across north-central Montana including Havre, Great Falls and Lewistown. The snow will be light and spotty. The biggest aspect of this front is the drop in temperatures. After highs on Tuesday were well up into the 50s and low 60s, expect highs to be 10-20 degrees cooler for Wednesday. After partly cloudy skies in the morning, clear conditions will spread across Big Sky Country. Thursday will be one of the nicest and warmest days of the year so far. Under sunny skies, highs will warm into the 50s and 60s. A few places in the state like Missoula could even hit 70. Enjoy that weather because that's the "warm before the storm". Good Friday will start out with a little early sunshine, clouds will increase through the day with rain showers developing through the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the 40s and 50s. As a cold front moves south through the state on Friday evening, temperatures will drop changing rain to snow. Saturday will be a snowy day across much of the state with several inches accumulating through the day in the lower elevations. The mountains could see upwards of a foot. Highs will be in the 20s and 30s on Saturday. The snow will taper off Saturday night into Easter Sunday morning. After some early morning clouds and a few lingering snow showers, sunshine will increase through the morning into the afternoon. Highs will hold in the 20s and 30s. More snow showers and cool temperatures will continue into early next week.
Have a great day and stay healthy.
Curtis Grevenitz