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Thursday – Warmest Day Yet This Year

Posted at 6:37 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 20:44:03-04

An AREAL FLOOD ADVISORY continues for Lewis & Clark and Jefferson Counties, as well as extreme northeast Montana.  A FLOOD WARNING continues for the Milk River at Glasgow and Nashua, although the river is receding slowly.  Thursday should be the warmest day yet in 2019 as temperatures climb into the 50s and 60s.  The last time many towns hit 60 degrees was the end of October.  Skies will be mostly sunny in northeast Montana, partly cloudy in the central areas, and mostly cloudy in the southwest section of the state.  A few isolated showers will develop over the mountains.  Southwest wind will increase up to 20mph.  Enjoy Thursday because the next several days will have periods of showers, thunderstorms and even snow.  Friday will be one of those showery and stormy days, but it will remain mild.  Saturday morning could have a burst of rain and snow as a front crosses the state.  This line will move into eastern Montana by afternoon with showers and thunderstorms there.  After the early morning blitz of precipitation, the afternoon and evening should be mostly sunny and windy.  Sunday will start out decent, but showers and storms will develop by afternoon.  Next week, temperatures may cool enough for lowering snow levels to 5000′ on Monday, and potentially the valleys and plains by late Tuesday into Wednesday.   While none of these precipitation events should single-handedly create widespread flooding,  persistent moisture will keep the ground saturated.  Flooding will need to be watched through the next few months.

Have a great day.

Curtis Grevenitz