A FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect for northern Phillips and Valley Counties because of snowmelt creating rising water.
The wake-up temperatures for most of the state are above freezing. The temperatures will remain above average today, and most of the state will have sunny skies. The high temperatures for today will make it one of the warmest days so far this year. Along the Hi-Line the high temperatures will reach; the mid- 50's/ lower 60's, in western Montana in the upper 50's, in central Montana the '60s, a few places will stay in the upper 50's, and in eastern Montana, the temperatures will reach the mid to upper 60's, and some areas will even hit 70. The state will have gusty winds at times across the mountains, and a few showers will fall up near the Flathead Vally, but overall today will be quite a pleasant day with sunny to partly cloudy skies. Tomorrow morning a few areas along the H-Line will see the snow start to develop. The temperatures will stay above average, but a cold front will work its way down the Continental Divide and cool off the temperatures for most of the state. In eastern Montana, the high temperatures for tomorrow will remain in the mid to upper 60's. The cold front will shift, and unsettling weather will enter into the capital afternoon/evening. Ahead of the front, we will have a few showers and possibly even a thunderstorm. Still, Saturday night, the rain will change into the snow, leaving behind a few inches of snow in the mountains and along the Rocky Mountain Front, and up to 2'' in the lower elevations. While the wintery mix is brewing, don't forget to turn your clocks forward. Sunday, we will have partly cloudy skies, scattered mountain showers, and slightly cooler temperatures.
Enjoy today's warm temperatures,