It's an Easter Miracle

Posted at 4:16 PM, Apr 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-05 20:02:58-04

The warmest weather of the year so far and the warmest weather since the beginning of November will move throughout Montana over Easter Weekend. Thursday will start to get warmer for most of the state. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny. Highs will generally reach the 40s and 50s, with 30s in far northeast Montana and in the mountains. Good Friday will be partly cloudy with highs in the 40s and 50s, with a few low 60s across the plains. A strong southwest wind will blow across the plains. 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. 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. A cold front will move through in the 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 on Tuesday and Wednesday with a chance of snow showers. This cool-down will slow down the melt, which is good news.

Enjoy the warmth!
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist