With just a few days left of spring, cooler temperatures and snow will invade the State

Posted at 6:22 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 14:35:32-04

A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for Butte, Georgetown Lake, Highway 12 Garrison to Elliston, Homestake Pass, and MacDonald Pass for Heavy Wet Snow for elevations 5000' or higher.

A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for elevations above 5000' in Beaverhead, Madison, Jefferson, and Gallatin Counties for Heavy snow.

The clouds will camp out over the state, allowing for the temperatures to drop. Showers will fall throughout the day, and an isolated thunderstorm could produce small hail. Heavy downpours will favor southwestern Montana. The high temperatures will remain below average for most of the state. The highs will cool to the 50s and 60s in western and central Montana, while eastern Montana temperatures will hold on to highs in the 70s and 80s. Tomorrow, rain, colder temperatures, and mountains snow will continue. The rain will be widespread, and the highs will cool to the 40s in southwest Montana, the 50s & 60s in central Montana, and eastern Montana temperatures will stay in the upper 60s and low 70s. With the temperatures cooling, snow will fall in the higher elevations. An isolated thunderstorm or two is likely for tomorrow. Soggy conditions will continue on Thursday, but the sun will peek out at times. The temperatures will slightly increase, but will still stay below average. Friday will be our last dance with spring, and the rain will continue. The temperatures will somewhat warm to the 60s and 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 sun.

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