Wednesday: Warmest Yet of 2020

Posted at 5:50 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 21:33:53-04

Everything is lining up for Wednesday to be the warmest day so far this year. A high pressure is building across the West, pushing the jet stream and any cool air up into Canada. With mostly sunny skies and a southerly wind, temperatures will rise into the 70s to around 80 for just about all of Montana. Breezy conditions, low humidity, and plentiful dead/dried fine fuels should be a deterrent to burning any brush piles. Let things "green up" some before burning slash. While Wednesday will be a dry day, isolated thunderstorms that develop over the mountains late in the day will move through the state Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Thursday will be another warm day but showers and thunderstorms will develop as a cold front moves into the state. HIghs will be in the 60s and 70s, with a few 80s yet out in eastern Montana. The showers and thunderstorms along the cold front will work through Montana Thursday night. Friday, the first of May will be partly cloudy and breezy with cooler highs in the 50s and 60s. The weekend will start off pleasant and warm but another front will trigger showers and thunderstorms for Sunday afternoon. Cold enough air will move in behind this front to allow for a lowering of snow levels Sunday night into Monday. Monday will be a cooler, showery day with the possibility of some lower elevations getting a mix of rain and snow. Snow will fly in the mountains with the potential to accumulate a few inches.
Have a great day!
Curtis Grevenitz