Not Just Heavy Rain Hitting Montana

Posted at 6:55 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 21:04:11-04

A big, spring storm will bring the full gamut to Montana over the next several days.  A FLOOD WATCH has been issued for portions of western and southern Montana.  Significant precipitation, both rain and snow, will fall through much of Big Sky Country into the weekend.  A large area of low pressure is moving through the West and will produce widespread moderate to heavy rain over Montana on Friday.  Temperatures will hover in the 40s for highs in the lower elevations, 30s in the mountains.  Friday will not be a very pleasant day to be outside.  Friday night, snow levels will drop down below mountain pass level.  Saturday morning will have a mix of rain and snow in the lower elevations.  Travel will be slushy and difficult over mountain passes and on roads above about 5000′.  The Lewistown area and the higher plains of eastern Montana will have several inches of slushy snow develop as well.  Snow levels will rise slightly through Saturday as temperatures warm up slightly, but precipitation will gradually taper down through the afternoon and evening.  Sunday will be the nicer of the two weekend days, but it will still be mostly cloudy with a few showers and higher elevation snow showers.  Temperatures will remain cool, with highs in the 40s and 50s, 30s in the mountains.  Another area of low pressure more rain and higher elevation snow will move through Monday into Wednesday of next week.  Sunshine will be scarce for about the next week.

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz