Friday was the warmest day yet this spring with highs in the 70s and 80s for much of Montana. BIG changes are happening through Easter weekend. A large storm will bring rain, thunderstorms and eventually lower snow levels through the holiday weekend. Saturday’s rain will be steady in central and southern Montana. A few thunderstorms will be embedded in the rain. HIghs will be cooler, in the 40s with the rain. Hi-Line locations will be dry with warmer temperatures in the 50s to around 60. Snow levels will be high, up around 7000′ but will lower Saturday night into Easter Sunday. Easter morning will be soggy with snow mixing down below 5000′ for areas near Great Falls, Lewistown, Helena, Butte and Bozeman. Once again the Hi-Line will be dry with more sunshine and warmer temperatures. Rain and snow will slowly taper off through the morning hours, but clouds will linger in the southern half of the state. The storm will clear late Sunday and the start of the week will be sunny and warm. A few showers are likely Wednesday, with a larger and colder storm looming toward the final weekend of April.