The weather could become even more unsettled late in the weekend, with a chance of rain and snow. Scattered rain showers are also expected.
Thursday: A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain showers. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move in late in the evening, becoming heavier as we move on into the overnight tonight and into Thursday. That included one day where the temperature reached 74 degrees (on April 4) and one day where it reached 81 degrees (on April 10). No snow accumulation is expected at this time.
Wednesday: High pressure stays in control, keeping the weather pattern fair. Northwest Montana will have the best chance of seeing the colder temperatures, again, the further east you are the colder it will be.
As temperatures rise, the already high running creeks and streams will likely see some minor flooding.
The clouds did not clear out as fast as we were hoping Tuesday and that kept temperatures cooler. We'll get through most of Wednesday with dry conditions, but clouds will hang around along with cool temperatures.
By Friday, a modified arctic air mass will effect areas east of the divide with highs Saturday and Sunday only in the 20's to low 30's. They will be short-lived, and Sunday afternoon should be cloudy, but comfortable, with highs in the upper 60s. Overnight lows will be in the upper 40s and low 50s. We'll get into the 80s by Thursday but another cold front will move through the area, bringing showers and storms by Friday morning.
Our warming trend looks to continue as we step into mid-week along with more sunshine to be seen.