Heavy Rain & Snow with Big Spring Storm

Posted at 2:10 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 20:06:43-04

A WINTER STORM WARNING continues for elevations above 5000′ on the Rocky Mountain Front, along the Continental Divide, and through the central and southern mountains of Montana.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY continues for southcentral and southwest Montana.

Heavy snow is falling in the mountains of northwest Montana down off the Rocky Mountain Front into towns like East Glacier and Browning.  Heavy rain is falling out over the central prairies.  Some dry air is currently being drawn into this system around Butte and Helena.  As the storm moves east-southeast through the state tonight and Wednesday, snow will spread with snow levels lowering.  Snow will accumulate over the mountain pass road surfaces, and the lower elevations will become slushy and slick at times.  Heavy rain and continued snowmelt will accelerate the runoff creating rising streams and creeks.

This storm will affect most of Montana tonight into Wednesday morning before tapering off through the day.

Tune into the news at 5, 6 and 10 for the latest forecast.

Curtis Grevenitz

Chief Meteorologist