A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the higher elevations of central Montana. Montana is in the midst of a dreary, wet, snowy and record cold weather pattern. More rain and higher elevation snow will hit the state this week with some sunshine breaking through the clouds later in the week. However, every single day through the holiday weekend into Memorial Day itself will have at least a few showers scattered through the state. Another storm will move into Montana on Tuesday with light rain increasing through the afternoon and evening. Snow levels will be around 6000′, but will fall overnight into Wednesday morning. The lower elevations could have a mix of rain and snow. Travelers heading over the mountain passes may encounter slushy roads. Areas of light rain and mountain snow will gradually decrease through Wednesday. Thursday will have some slight improvements, but not much. It will still be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and higher elevation snow. Friday may be the next best chance for decent sunshine, but scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will move through the state in the afternoon. Memorial Day Weekend will start off with partly cloudy skies on Saturday, but showers and thunderstorms will increase once again through the afternoon and evening. Another low pressure will spread clouds, cool temperatures, rain and higher elevation snow through most of the state on Sunday and Memorial Day on Monday. Be prepared for wet and cool conditions if you are going to be outside over the holiday weekend.
Have a great day!