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Spring Showers Rather Than Soaking Storm Systems

Posted at 6:27 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 20:34:05-04

A FLOOD WARNING continues for the Milk River at Glasgow and Nashua, although the river is receding slowly. The AREAL FLOOD ADVISORY for Lewis & Clark and Jefferson Counties has been dropped as flood concerns have eased for the time being.  The flood threat for most of Montana has lowered recently.  While there will be numerous showers and even a few thunderstorms over the next several days, Montana will not face any big soaking storms for at least the next week.  Prolonged heavy rain and snow storms this time of year can aggravate the flood situation.  So while wet weather will be around for a while, Montana will miss that knockout storm for the time being.  Friday will be one of those showery and stormy days, but it will remain mild with highs in the 50s to around 60.  Afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms will develop over the western mountains and move east through the evening.  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