A Very Hoppy Easter Weekend

Posted at 5:01 PM, Apr 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-07 20:12:03-04

The warmest weather of the year so far will move throughout Montana over the Easter Holiday weekend into next week. Saturday the warming trend continues with highs in the 50s to low 60s. There will be more cloud cover across western Montana than the eastern side. Most of the state will have wind gusts up to 20-30mph. There is a slight chance of a shower but most of the state will be dry. Easter Sunday looks magnificent. Skies will feature a lot of sunshine and temperatures will warm through the 50s to 60s. Wind will be strong across the plains and on the Divide, but Easter Egg hunts will not have to be in the snow this year. It might just be a little muddy or soggy in the yard from melting snow. Minor flooding is a possibility through the weekend into early next week. Monday will be another warm day with highs in the 50s, 60s and even a few low 70s. Some places may see new record highs. A cold front will move through Tuesday afternoon and evening with showers and a few thunderstorms. While the warmth is welcomed, too much of a good thing could be bad, meaning if it got warm and stayed really warm for a while that could lead to more significant flooding. Temperatures will drop back down into the 30s and 40s with a chance of wet snow possibly mixed with rain. This cool-down will slow down the melt, which is good news. Another storm could bring more rain and wet snow to the state around Friday into Saturday.

Have a joyous Easter.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist