Record Storm Brings Rain, Thunder, Hail, Snow

Posted at 10:01 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 00:21:14-04

A very healthy rain storm moved through Montana on Wednesday night and Thursday bringing everything but the kitchen sink.  It was a solid, soaking rain for a lot of locations.  Much of the area received between 0.25″-0.75″ of rain, with some snow coating the mountains above 7500′.  Some towns had a record amount of precipitation for the day.  The storm is moving out and cooler temperatures with fog will move in for Friday morning.  Once the fog burns off, Friday will be a pretty nice day for that last full day of summer.  Highs will be in the 60s to around 70 under partly cloudy skies.  Saturday will be a nice day with highs again in the 60s and 70s, but a few 80s could be found down near the Wyoming border.  Skies will be mostly cloudy for the final few hours of summer.  Autumn officially begins at 7:54pm Saturday evening.  Sunday will be a cooler day with scattered showers mainly in the morning hours.  Next week will start out dry and mild, but a sharp Canadian cold front will move through toward midweek with a mix of rain and snow and much colder temperatures.  Overnight lows could fall into the 20s, which would certainly put an end to the growing season.  It is almost October after all…

Have a great day.

Curtis Grevenitz