What's Next: Severe Storms Replaced By Snow

Posted at 5:56 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 21:01:49-04

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for elevations above 6,500' in southwest Montana.
A FLOOD ADVISORY has been issued for the Dearborn River.

Weather conditions improved but showers and powerful wind hit the state on Thursday. The next step in this stormy stretch will include snow in the mountains. A few showers and thunderstorms with mountain snow will move over the Continental Divide into Friday morning. Friday will be another partly cloudy and windy day for most of the state, but southwest and southcentral Montana will have showers and mountain snow showers. A slow moving low pressure will continue to affect the state on Saturday with scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms and some mountain snow. Lower elevation rain and mountain snow will be heaviest in southcentral Montana from around Bozeman to Billings. Snow in some of the mountains of southern Montana will exceed 12-18". If you plan on heading up into the higher terrain this weekend, be prepared for cold, damp and snowy conditions. Because of the cloud cover, temperatures will stay below average for most of the state. On Sunday the low pressure finally starts to move with increasing sunshine and warming temperatures. But Monday will be the nicest day of the holiday weekend with mostly sunny skies and highs bumping up into the 70s. Showers and thunderstorms will return on Tuesday.
Have a great day!
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist