A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for areas of central and western Montana for Friday night and Saturday.
A SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect for Battle Creek and Lodge Creek in northern Montana.
Today will be the warmest day of spring thus far. The sky will be crystal clear, and it will be slightly breezy at times. The high temperatures for today will climb into the '60s and '50s, while a few areas in eastern Montana temperatures will stay in the '40s. But areas in western Montana temperatures will almost hit 70 degrees. Today's temperatures will be worth enjoying because a snowstorm will make it's appearance on Good Friday. Good Friday will start off fairly "good" with partly cloudy skies, mild temperatures, and slightly breezy conditions. The high temperatures will reach the '50s and '60s, while a couple of areas along the Hi-Line will stay in the mid-'40s. The clouds will increase Friday afternoon/evening, and rain showers will start to fall. A cold front will move into the state, dropping the temperatures and transforming the rain showers into snow. The snow will be more widespread going into Saturday, and the wind will increase. The snow showers will be heavy at times. The lower elevations will accumulate snow, and the mountains could possible get a little over a feet of snow. Saturday highs will stay in the '20s and '30s while portions of western Montana temperatures will remain in the '40s. Easter Sunday morning, the snow will taper off for most of the state. Southern and eastern Montana will have lingering showers throughout the day. Snow and cooler temperatures will carry us into the beginning of next week.
Enjoy your day,