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Spring rain and snow continue

A winter storm warning is in effect through Tuesday morning for higher elevations west of the Continental Divide, including Macdonald Pass.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect through Tuesday morning for East Glacier, the Rocky Mountain Front and the mountains of central and southern Montana.

This is a beautiful storm for Montana with torrential rain in the lower elevations and a blanket of snow in the mountains, and the storm is certainly not over yet. Summer officially begins Thursday and hot temperatures are not far away. This storm is a blessing and will continue to bring rain and snow at higher elevations through Monday night and Tuesday. Snow levels will again drop below pass heights, making some passes slippery Tuesday morning. Rain will continue, with the heaviest rain moving into eastern Montana by daybreak. Tuesday will be another stormy day with showers, thunderstorms, snow at higher elevations, and a little sun in between too. Temperatures will be cool with highs in the low 10s, in the mountains around 5 degrees. A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible in eastern Montana late tonight. Most of the wet weather will move out Tuesday night and temperatures will turn cool. Many areas will see temperatures in the low 10s with a chance of a freeze on Wednesday. The last day of spring will be warmer with mostly sunny skies. Highs will be between 60 and 70 degrees. Thursday will be the first day of summer, and highs will be between 70 and 80 degrees. Scattered thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon. More thunderstorms will be seen across the state on Friday, with highs around 70 degrees. The first weekend of summer will be hot, with highs around 80 degrees on Saturday. Sunday will be the hottest day of the year so far, with highs between 80 and 90 degrees. Scattered thunderstorms are possible in the heat of Sunday afternoon. A weak and dry cold front will move through Sunday night, and temperatures will cool back down to 70 to 80 degrees on Monday.

Enjoy the rain!
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist

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