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Final Weekend of April Turning Wintry

Posted at 6:14 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 20:27:30-04

An AREAL FLOOD ADVISORY continues for northern Meagher County.  Most of Montana has settled into a typically mild spring pattern with a few showers mixed with sun and clouds.  This will continue for the next few days into the weekend.  But April is going out with a late April Fool’s joke as snow will develop and will fall over parts of the state for a few days to end the month.

Through the early morning hours on Wednesday, a few scattered showers will move over and down the Continental Divide.  Sunshine will increase with strong west wind through the afternoon for much of Montana.  The Hi-Line from Chester to Plentywood will have scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms develop.  Highs will be in the 60s.  Thursday will start off a little cooler, cool enough for a few flakes mixed with sprinkles east of the Rocky Mountain Front early in the morning.  By afternoon, skies will be partly cloudy with slightly cooler high temperatures in the 50s to near 60.  Friday will turn stormy by the afternoon with widely scattered showers, thunderstorms, and mountain snow.  This weekend will feature significant changes.  Saturday will start out partly cloudy and mild, but clouds will increase through the afternoon with scattered showers and storms.  Overnight into Sunday, rain will change to snow down to the valleys and the plains.  Sunday will be much colder with highs in the 30s and 40s, and snow will fall throughout much of Montana.  Snow will continue for parts of the state into Monday.  Accumulation could be a few inches in the lower elevations, with more than 6″ in the mountains.  May 1st is next Wednesday…

Have a good day.

Curtis Grevenitz