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Farewell to Spring Final Flakes!

Posted at 3:58 AM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 09:06:57-04

A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for elevations above 5000' in western and southwest Montana.

Overcast skies, cooler temperatures, rain, mountain snow, and an isolated thunderstorm will be severed today. With the clouds camping out over the state, the temperatures will continue to drop. The highs for today will stay below average; portions of SW Montana will struggle to reach 50 degrees, while other areas in central and eastern Montana highs will remain in the 50s and 60s. A low-pressure trough will bring rain, mountain snow, and a few thunderstorms during the afternoon; the most torrential downpours will fall in southwest Montana. At times the snow will drop to around mountain pass level and can create slick and slushy road conditions. Tomorrow will be another soggy day; scattered showers will be on and off throughout the day, and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon. The sun will peek out at times, and the temperatures will slightly increase, but will still stay below average. High-pressure ridging will bring warmer and drier weather starting Friday, but Friday will still be unsettled. Our last dance with spring showers will begin Friday afternoon and will be accompanied by isolated thunderstorms. The highs will warm into the upper 60s and mid to low 70s, but it will not be until Saturday, which is the first day of summer until we start to feel warmer temperatures and see more sunshine. On Father's day, the temperatures will warm to the upper 70s and low 80s. A few isolated thunderstorms are possible for Friday afternoon.

Enjoy your day, and congratulations to all 2020 graduates🎓!

A.R.😊