May in Montana means more snow

A WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect for the Highwood Mountains, Little Belt Mountains and East Glacier Area.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect for Great Falls, the foothills surrounding the Highwood and Little Belt Mountains, the Bear Paw Mountains, the Little Rockies and the Rocky Mountain Front.

Happy May! A cold storm system will continue to lash the state with rain, thunderstorms, snow and wind Thursday, making travel difficult in some areas. The north-central Plains including Great Falls, the Rocky Mountain Front and the central and northern ranges will experience difficult travel conditions with heavy wet snow and wind Thursday morning. There will be a few inches of slush in the lower elevations and several inches to a foot of snow in the mountains. Areas of rain and snow will expand across the state throughout the afternoon and evening. A few isolated thunderstorms are possible in eastern Montana. Moderate to heavy snow is expected around Helena through the afternoon. At lower altitudes there could be brief heavy snowfall, which could lead to slippery driving. Maximum temperatures will be around 40°C in most areas, with 20°C and 30°C in the mountains, where it is cold enough to allow significant accumulation of up to 30°C. Snow and rain showers will gradually ease by Thursday night. Friday will be partly to mostly cloudy with a few scattered snow and rain showers. Highs will warm into the 40s and 50s. Saturday will be the nicest day with partly to mostly sunny skies and high temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees. The nice weather will be short-lived as a cold front will move through on Sunday with mostly cloudy skies and showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Another stormy, rainy, snowy and windy system will move through Monday through Thursday next week. Significant snowfall may occur again in the mountains. May begins with a lot of activity and humidity.

I wish you a wonderful day,
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief meteorologist

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