Next Spring System Brings Storms and Snow

Posted at 5:53 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 21:03:10-04

Steady, spring weather ahead for the first full week of May with some very nice weather but also a storm. High pressure will move in for Tuesday with mostly sunny skies, light wind and comfortable highs in the 60s. The next spring storm starts moving toward Montana on Wednesday with increasing clouds in the morning. Showers and thunderstorms will push across western Montana in the afternoon and evening. Strong wind will develop as a cold front moves through the area. With low pressure moving right across the state Wednesday night into Thursday, rain and mountain snow will develop. Cold enough air will allow snow levels to drop to around 5000' by Thursday morning. Some snow could mix in with rain all the way down to the valley floors and plains early on Thursday. As temperatures warm into the 40s and low 50s by afternoon, snow levels will rise. Several inches could accumulate in the mountains, and mountain passes may have slushy snow and slippery conditions. While Friday will be a nice day, another cold front will bring showers and a few isolated thunderstorms later in the day. This weekend will be cooler with scattered showers in the lower elevations, and a few mountain snow showers. Highs on Saturday and Mother's Day Sunday will be in the 40s and 50s with partly cloudy skies. Cool, showery weather will continue into next week. Moisture and cool temperatures are very beneficial this time of year with fire season not that far off.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz