A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for elevations above 5000′ near Helena, Butte, Boulder and Lincoln. Snow began early this morning and is spreading northeast through Tuesday. Snow will stick on the road surface at mountain pass level, but the valleys and plains will generally have wet roads because road surface temperatures have been above freezing. Snow may stick on the grass, trees, sidewalks and your car. Please give yourself a little extra time today if you are traveling over the mountain passes. Temperatures will gradually warm enough to allow a mix of rain and snow in the lower elevations, while snow will continue in the mountains through the afternoon. Clearing will take place later this evening and overnight. Wednesday will be an unsettled day with mixed rain and snow showers, an isolated thunderstorm, and a mix of clouds and sun. The wind will be rather strong out of the west, gusting higher than 30mph at times. Highs will be warmer, getting up into the 50s. After Wednesday, the warmest weather of the year so far will move in. Thursday will be partly cloudy with highs in the 60s for most towns. Southwest wind will be gusty off of the Rocky Mountain Front. Friday will be even warmer with highs reaching the 60s and 70s. Some areas of eastern Montana will come close to 80! But all good things must come to an end, and that end is Friday afternoon and evening as a cold front kicks off showers and thunderstorms. Showers, storms and mountain snow will move through the state Friday night into Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon, partly cloudy and windy conditions will take over the state. Easter Sunday looks nice with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 50s. Pleasant spring weather will continue into early next week.
Have a great day!