It’s May in Montana

Posted at 6:34 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 21:28:58-04

A big spring storm produced significant rain across Montana on Friday with snow levels lowering through the day.  Mountain passes have had snow accumulation on road surfaces, and travel will be wintery at times through the weekend over the higher terrain.  Snow in the lower elevations will be mainly in the morning hours, snow levels will rise as temperatures slowly rise in the daylight hours.  Saturday is the cooler, stormier day.  Sunday will have slight improvements but still be mostly cloudy with a few isolated showers.  Highs will be in the 40s and 50s in the lower elevations, but the mountains will be in the 20s and 30s with full winter conditions.  After the brief break on Sunday, another area of low pressure will approach on Monday with more rain and higher elevation snow.  Stormy and cool weather will continue through Tuesday and Wednesday.  At times especially at night, snow will mix with the rain in the lower elevations.  During the day, snow levels will rise.  Mountain passes will have slush and snow from Monday through Wednesday.  With significant rain and snow in the forecast, flooding is a rising concern.  The ground is saturated and water will begin to increase in the rivers, creeks and low lying areas.

Have a good weekend.

Curtis Grevenitz