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Ready for the warmest day of spring so far?

Posted at 6:32 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 20:50:52-04

Wednesday had everything: sun, clouds, hail, lightning, snow, rain and wind.  This stormy weather will quiet down and really warm up on Thursday.  A high pressure ridge will develop over the northern Rockies allowing the warmest temperatures to sweep across Big Sky Country.  Another bonus: the wind will die down for much of the state on Thursday.  Thursday will be a beautiful spring day with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 60s for most of the state.  The strongest wind of 20-30mph will be off the Rocky Mountain Front.  Thursday night will even be mild with lows staying in the 40s for the lower elevations.  Good Friday will start out nice and warm, the warmest day of spring so far as highs reach the 70s for many areas east of the Continental Divide.  However later in the afternoon, a cold front will move into the state with scattered showers and thunderstorms making for a stormy end to the day.  Showers, storms and mountain snow will continue Friday night into Saturday morning.  Saturday will be an unsettled spring day with showers, clouds and some sun mixed in.  Easter Sunday will start off cool with early morning temperatures close to freezing, but the afternoon should be warmer with highs in the 50s to around 60 under mostly sunny skies.  Early next week will be very nice as well with dry and sunny conditions, and temperatures will warm into the 60s and 70s again.

Have a great day.

Curtis Grevenitz