Happy May! It wasn’t the brightest, warmest start to the month but near perfect May weather is on the way. However, warmer weather will mean more snowmelt that could complicate the flooding situation. A FLOOD ADVISORY continues for Lewis & Clark, Powell, and Meagher Counties. A FLOOD WARNING continues for the Milk River from near Saco through Glasgow down to Nashua. Scattered showers will continue Tuesday evening before tapering off. The large dip in the jet stream responsible for the cooler, showery, and snowy weather the last few days will move out on Wednesday and high pressure will move in. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance of a mountain shower. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s. Thursday and Friday, temperatures will warm up into the 70s for most of the state. The rate of snow melting will increase, which could potentially increase the flood situation. Since most of the snow has melted in the lower elevations, creeks and streams running through the mountains will see the greatest increase in water. The first weekend of May doesn’t look bad, but a few showers and thunderstorms will move through Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The weekend does not look like a washout, but you might have to run inside to dodge a thunderstorm or brief rain shower. ‘Tis the season.
Have a great day.