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.
Yes, a big spring snowstorm is coming. But before that, Thursday will be one of the top 10 most beautiful days of the year. That's a very subjective assessment, but considering the sunshine, warmth and lack of wind all coming together for the first time this year, it will be a beautiful day. Highs will range from the 40s in far northeast Montana, but 50s and 60s elsewhere. West of the Continental Divide out by Missoula, some areas will be in the low 70s. I hope you get out and enjoy that weather because it won't last. Good Friday will have increasing clouds with rain showers increasing late in the afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be mild in the 50s to around 60. A sharp cold front will push into the state late Friday night changing rain to snow. Saturday will be a snowy day for most of the state. With highs in the 20s to around 30, that snow will stick and pile up quickly. North wind up to 20mph will reduce visibility. Several inches will accumulate through the day into Saturday night. Snow will slowly come to an end from north to south by Easter Sunday morning. There will be some snow showers on Easter Sunday, but there will also be a decent mix of sun as well. Highs will be chilly, holding in the 20s and 30s. More snow showers and continued cold temperatures will persist through next week.
Have a great day.